Free Comic Book Day 2021

August 14th, 2021

Today is Free Comic Book Day, often (accurately) referred to as “Geek Christmas,” and I can’t believe this tradition is celebrating 20 years already, kicking off in 2002. (Also, how can something that started this century already be celebrating a 20th anniversary?)

I’ve written at length, in past posts and essays, about how comic books have saved my life. It’s not hyperbole; I can remember particular lows in my life that a comic helped me pull myself out of (even when I didn’t know I was in a hole).

The community is a treasure trove of people who, at their best, represent the paragons of humanity: passion, intelligence, diversity, acceptance, and love. I’ve had some of the most deep, meaningful, funny conversations of my life with fellow nerds, and there is just an ineffable something about a person who reads comics that people who don’t read comics don’t have. Not better or worse; just different.

My comic, The Weirdos, started life because I had things that I needed to say that I couldn’t express in any other art form. (The same goes with my upcoming graphic novel, Brushfire.)

In honor of Free Comic Book Day, tell me why you deserve a free copy of my graphic novel, The Weirdos: Volume I. I’ll pick my favorite comment or message and send you a signed copy, absolutely free, on my dime. You have until the end of today, August 14th to participate.

Shout out to some of my favorite local shops today, Issues Needed Comics and Mind’s Eye Comics, for continuing to build and foster this community that I hold so dear in my heart.
This art form is one of the cornerstones of my existence, and it’s been a crucial part of human existence, from cave paintings to creating and reading Spider-Man on your iPad. You should do yourself a favor and pick up a comic for yourself, or someone you love (but preferably both), today. This is what the nerds call “self care.” 

This art form is one of the cornerstones of my existence, and it’s been a crucial part of human existence, from cave paintings to creating and reading Spider-Man on your iPad. You should do yourself a favor and pick up a comic for yourself, or someone you love (but preferably both), today. This is what the nerds call “self care.”

Published by dennisvogen

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