Saturday, April 19, 2014

West Coast Avengers fundraising for Shriner's Hospital For Children this FCBD 2014

We're pretty sure you need to experience the West Coast Avengers, so get ready to take some pictures this coming May 3 at our Free Comic Book Day Mini-Con.

Ha, ha, as if 15,000 free comics wasn't enough reason to come out for FCBD!

About the West Coast Avengers 

The West Coast Avengers organization was founded to provide a collective identity for costuming fans in California with similar interests.

They're proud to put their resources to good use for fundraising, charity work, and volunteerism. 
The West Coast Avengers promotes creating, owning, and wearing the costumes from the Marvel Universe featured in films, comics, and television.

To capture the magic of these characters, the goal is to portray an accurate presentation of the character through individual costumes. However, recognizing that the hobby centers around fun and creativity, allowances are made for the creative modification of these costumes as long as the end result is appropriate for the viewing of young children.

Meet them on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at Empire's Comics Vault.

Find out who else will be at our FCBD Mini-Con 2014 celebration.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Eric Nguyen will be here FCBD 2014!

Eric Nguyen has had a prolific decade spanning career providing dynamic and gritty art for fan favorite titles from Marvel, DC/Vertigo such as Sandman Mystery Theatre, Batman Arkham City, Halo: Helljumpers, and X-men First Class. In addition, he co-created Strange Girl with writer Rick Remender for Image Comics and re-teamed with Rick on Gigantic for Dark Horse Comics.

Most recently he relaunched the vigilante comic “X” with Duane Swierczynski for Dark Horse Comics which has been met with both critical and fan acclaim.

FCBD Mini-Con Begins at 9 AM on May 3

This year, Free Comic Book Day is Saturday, May 3. Our annual mini-con will feature numerous local artists, writers, creatives and cool organizations you need to experience. We're kicking open the doors at 9 a.m. If you're not one of our Savings Club Members, you'll want to get there early.

Follow Eric on Instagram or @EricNguyenArt on Twitter.

Check out posts related to FCBD Mini-Con 2014 to get the full scoop.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Timothy Green is back for FCBD 2014!

Timothy Green II has worked in the industry for 10 years and has worked for Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Image and more.

You can find his works on Fraction, Rush City, Annihilation, Immortal Iron Fist, Swamp Thing, Secret Invasion and so much more.

Meet him and get your books signed at our Free Comic Book Day Mini-Con 2014.

FCBD Mini-Con 2014 is Saturday, May 3, 2014. Doors open at 9 am.

View more related FCBD 2014 posts.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Nooligan Launches Art Book Kickstarter Project

Hainanu Saulque
Last night at 10 pm one of our favorite artists and comic book creators, Hainanu Saulque, aka Nooligan, launched a Kickstarter project to bring his art book, "RUMLUCK," to life.

As of this post, he's already 20% to goal and 29 days to go. There's no doubt in our mind that this project will fund, and you can be a part of it. It only takes a dollar. Please consider supporting this project today.

His style is classic, his art is amazing, and his passion for his craft comes through. This art book is sure to be a one of your personal treasures. We love it that much. Here's a quick video about his art and the project.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Store Signing with Ramon Villalobos and Sean Miller

Ramon Villalobos and Sean Miller will be in the shop for a comic book signing on Wednesday, April 16 at 12 pm Noon. Come on down and meet them.

Date: Wednesday, April 16
Time: 12 pm Noon

Ramon Villalobos currently lives and draws at various fast food establishments in Stockton, CA. He was plucked out of relative obscurity to draw What If? Age of Ultron #2: Iron Man for but prior to this he drew the independently published LP, wrote and colored the independently published Vitruvian Underground, and co-wrote and drew the independently published Frank and Elenore In.

He is currently working on another project for Marvel Comics, Dark Horse Comics, and another independently published comic called Abstract 3. He also plays a vital role as the Lead Artist of Stockton-Con and is his grandmother's favorite grandson. You can see his work at

Sean Miller is a  30-year-old married father of three and native of Stockton, CA. He started his art career in 2012. Most notably, he self-published his book titled, "The Original". He's designed logos and done graphic design work for local businesses and the Lodi High Girls JV water polo team.

Sean is currently working on finishing The Original series and has a special "Silver-age" one-shot featuring The Original due late spring (illustrated by Canadian graphic designer Jeff Mitchell and written by Sean). See more from Sean at his Tumblr blog or at

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Free Comic Book Day Mini-Con 2014 is Saturday May 3rd

It is that time of year again. FCBD is only a month away and we have even more planned this year than any other year.

Our Best Comic Book Mini-Con Yet!

As always we will have a Mini-Con with some of Sacramento's best and most creative people. The Sac City Rollers will be here! The 501st Legion! Live Video & podcasts you can be part of! 15,000+ comics to give away for FREE! We will also have Supreme Pro Wrestling in the parking lot, with a full size ring, performing from 9am-11am.

This is going to be the best FCBD so far.  Stay tuned for the full details!


Hainanu Saulque - Artist and writer of Union St. Choir

Jared Konopitski - Painter and comic creator

Kyrun Silva - Writer and artist of the new indy title Shaman's Destiny

Michael Dorman - Thrillbent artist and artist for Moonstone's "Black Bat and Domino Lady - The Seer Stone"

Mach Yeager - Artist and writer for Digger Jones Adventurer and artist for John Solo: Secret Agent

Jason Dube - Writer, artist and publisher with Scattered Comics. He has worked on such titles as Scattered, Panda Days, Caffeine Poisoned, and Shadow Hunters.

Chris Cinder - Painter, designer and sculptor with themes that run from Star Wars to Cthulhu and toys with a superhero theme.

Felic Perez Jr. - Inker for the Dark Horse's Never Ending and Penciler for Trixie Dynamite.

Krysten Reis - Writer and artist for the new comic Curious Journey and cover artist for Trixie Dynamite

Sac City Roller - Our official Roller Derby team will be down here with info on their bouts and of of course on their skates.

501st - Everyone's favorite Star Wars group will be down with Storm Troopers and other SWU characters.

Supreme Pro Wrestling - A wrestling ring will be setup in the parking lot where Sir Samurai, Joe DeSoul, Dexter St Jock, D Torch and Bobby Hart will be wrestling from 9-11am.

Fist Full of Potions (podcast) - Local Gaming and geek podcast will be here recording live and talking to guests and fans alike.

Comics and Coffee - Jay Wheeler and ArtOf Fredrick-Allison Jr will be down doing live videos of the event and talking to guests and fans alike.

Richard Curtze - Local artist who has worked with ECV Press and loves to do sketch covers.

Hero Initiative - Helping Comic Creators in Need.

West Coast Avengers - Cosplay helping to raise money for the Shriners Hospital.

Timothy Green -Artist for Marvel, DC, Dark Horse and more.

Eric Nguyen - Has worked for DC and Marvel and currently works on Dark Horse's X.

John Cottrell - An independent comic creator who has done work for Dark Horse.

Shane Murphy - Artist and writer for Birdland.

Michael Calero -Local artist will have plenty of great prints for sale.

Other Guests:
  • Melissa McCommon