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Thursday, April 29, 2010
If you've ever been to a Free Comic Book Day at the Isotope you already know how we serve up an extra heapin' helpin' of FCBD goodness, for you to get some true sequential art satisfaction, baby! And this year we've got a gut feelin' we will be quenching those uncontrollable urges, because we're featuring the 9 year old comic creating sensation Basie and truly SF's finest digital music jockey on the wheels of steel... the one, the only DJ Bearzbub!
Click here for a selection of some of the free funnybook goodies we will be dishing out this Saturday.
Labels: Basie S, DJ Bearzbub, events, FCBD
Monday, May 04, 2009
Basie does Sarah Palin. We'd love to see the finished version, if it's yours send us a scan por favor!
Labels: Basie S, FCBD
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
What could be a more fulfilling way to celebrate Free Comic Book Day here at the Isotope than with one of our all-time favorite comic author and artists... MASKED MUTANT creator Basie S, the 8 year old comics wunderkind!
Basie will be once again proving why he's been called a "comic making prodigy" by comic fans, pros, and funnybook coinnesseurs from all over... with truly inspired free sketches of all your favorite comic characters. Want to know more? Click on over and see 58 photos for the little maestro in action! We will also be featuring an assortment of absolutely free comic books as well as Basie's entire run of MASKED MUTANT monthly series with a day-long FCBD bash we're going to look back on with a smile for years and years.
Featuring great Basie-approved tunes spun by our favorite DJ in the entire city, DJ Bearzbub!
This is what we here at the Isotope think Free Comic Book Day is all about. Celebrating great comics and the next generation of comic readers and creators! Honestly, what could be sweeter?
FCBD w/ Basie S.
@ Isotope - the comic book lounge
May 2nd, 2009
11am - 6pm
Labels: Basie S, DJ Bearzbub, FCBD
Tuesday, May 08, 2007
On The Dawn of Nexus' Glorious Return
Steve Rude The Dude Drops Some Bombs
One of my most cherished comic collections of all is a complete run of Nexus comics. A critically-acclaimed 80's space opera, Nexus was originally published in my hometown of Madison, Wisconsin. These weren't only the most beautiful and smartly written comics I had ever seen up to that point in my life... but even more exciting was that it was done by a couple of homegrown heroes from my very own Mad City!
I can't count the number of times I got to meet author Mike Baron & artist Steve Rude "The Dude" who it seemed were constantly hanging out at Bruce Ayres' wonderful Capital City Comics. Those encounters with these genuinely friendly creators were, quite honestly, a major inspiration and influence on how the Isotope hosts our popular in-store events.
Now that you know that I adore Nexus like Rollins loves doing sit-ups, no doubt you can imagine how downright giddy I've been about the reunion of the Baron/Rude team and the comic's imminent return. The fanboy in me can't help but devour every new story and interview with these creators about the new series!
Soooo... um, imagine if you will, my sound of my jaw hitting the floor when I listened to The Dude do this latest interview with Around Comics. Brutally honest stuff. Wow.
Truly, let it be said that The Dude doesn't really abide all that much.
Labels: comics, FCBD, Mike Baron, Nexus, podcasts, Steve Rude
Saturday, May 05, 2007
In celebration of the fifth annual Free Comic Book Day stop on in and pick up some great new free reads on us. Starring these great books... and many many more!
Labels: comics, events, FCBD