Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Free Comic Book Day At Spa Town Comics


My local comic shop, Spa Town Comics, run by the award-winning Leam Comic Con team – is partnering with Leamington Library to host not one, but two Free Comic Book Day events on Saturday May 6.

Free Comic Book Day is a worldwide celebration held annually on the first Saturday in May, and Spa Town Comics, situated in the lower mall of The Royal Priors Shopping Centre in Leamington Spa, will be giving away free comics from its stand between 10am - 5pm while stocks last.

The team will also be popping up at Leamington Library to give away free comics between 11am - 2pm as well as hosting two events; a talk on self-publishing by comic book creator Rees Finlay at 12pm, who’ll also be giving away copies of his title 'High Priestess', and an art workshop at 1pm with artist Darrell Thorpe helping kids create their own monsters. Both the talk and workshop are free mini events at the library although space is limited to 20 spaces so people are being encouraged to book a slot for free in advance to avoid disappointment.

Lisa-Marie Nelson, Co-owner of Spa Town Comics and Leam Comic Con, said: "Free Comic Book Day is an annual event for comic book shops to celebrate the awesome medium of comics. It’s the perfect opportunity to introduce family and friends to the world of comics and support your local comic book shop and library."

Comic book fans can pop by Spa Town Comics and grab a comic for free. Those who support the store and purchase something will be rewarded with another free comic and encouraged to head to the library to pick up another!

Free comics include: Secret Empire, Rick & Morty, 2000AD, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Dragon Ball Super, Guardians of The Galaxy, Barbie, SpongeBob, Star Trek, Doctor Who and many more, but once they’re gone they’re gone.

Gill Colbourne, Area Librarian for Warwickshire County Council, said: "We’re excited to host Free Comic Book Day alongside Spa Town Comics, after all the library is a great place to work, study, relax or read a comic!"

For more information on Spa Town Comics’ Free Comic Book Day event, a full list of titles on offer or to book a space at the mini events at the library visit: www.spatowncomics.co.uk.

For more information on Leamington Library or to join visit: www.warwickshire.gov.uk/libraries or ask a member of staff on the day.