Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Free Comic Book Day

Geez, I've been meaning to get to this post for days now so I figured I might as well finally sit down and get to it. I really don't know where the time goes anymore.

Free Comic Book Day on Saturday seems to have gone really well. I dropped off a nice stack of books to Time Warp Comics, my local comic book shop, on Friday. I got a chance on Saturday afternoon to stop by quickly, see the sites, talk to a few of the artists, and grab a few free books for a friend's kid. The OilCan Drive books were nowhere to be seen so I hoped that they had all gone to good homes and weren't sitting behind a counter somewhere forgotten.

I did find this photo later on Facebook and, if you look closely, you can see that, in fact, the books were out on the table, available for the taking. Or maybe Wayne, the owner, is standing there and telling people, "take any book...any book in the store...but this one!" Who knows? ha ha. I didn't get a chance to talk to Wayne on Saturday and see how it was going. He really seemed to have his hands full with the crowd.

Along with free comics, Wayne really put on a great day. His store featured the Batmobile, a Ghostbusters hearse, the General Lee, a jeep from Jurassic Park, a regiment of Stormtroopers, a full sized R2-D2, and a bunch of other cool stuff. So, I could see why he was so busy.

I also quickly stopped by the artists' table and said hello to a few people I used to sit, sign books, and do sketches with at comic conventions and in store signings like this. It was good to catch up with people I hadn't seen in a while and see some of their new work.

But, I could only stay for a while. I had to run off to a friend's brother's graduation party/daughter's birthday. Adam is a great friend who was only in town for a few days for his brother's graduation so it was good to see him and his family again.

And later, the most fun part of my day happened. Adam's brother took us out to an empty school parking lot and taught me and Adam to ride a Harley Davidson Sportster 1200cc motorcycle. I've been on motor scooters and bicycles before but never a full blown motorcycle, much less a Harley. But, I learned quickly how it handled, how to start it up, and how to ride and shift it. And I didn't drop it or crash into anything even once.

So, of course, now I am looking into getting a motorcycle. We'll have to see how that goes.

I hope everyone had a great Free Comic Book Day! Talk to you soon.


rob! said...

So, of course, now I am looking into getting a motorcycle.


Sean Tiffany said...

I have a bid in for one on Ebay. It may be the most rash thing I have ever done on the computer while bored.