Sat02Feb2013Dear Friends:I'm back in the plaza at Speedway and Craycroft and by the first of February I'll have all of my back stock available again and I plan on doing quarterly charity events again. The first one will benefit the good work of the fine folks at the St Jude Children's Research Hospital. It will take place all day, from ten AM until five PM on Saturday, the second of February. There will be a raffle for prizes, raffle tickets will be two for a dollar and there will be a coloring contest for the kids to win prizes. Some of the artwork the kids will be coloring is featured here under the 'Kid's Corner' tab. There will also be a silent auction for donated original art and, of course there will be local comic artists and writers promoting their books and doing sketches. The creators that have confirmed their attendance so far are:Henry Barajas, writer/creator of 'El Loco', Captain Unikorn' and journalist for 'Comic Beat'Santino Castaneda, contributor to Evil Robo Press' 'Ash Tray Comics' anthologyJohn Chihak, writer/creator/artist of 'Youth in Asia' and 'Fuzzyface'Eric Esquivel, writer/creator of Moonstone's 'Black Terror', 'Thor, the Unkillable Thunder Christ', Big Dog Ink's 'Electric Youth' and Boom! Studio's 'Freelancers'.Michael Macropoulos, Xeric Foundation winner and artist of many projects.Ernesto and Beatrice Romero, writer/artist/creators of 'Breed' and contributors to 'Girl Scouts in Space' and 'Break the Walls: Stories inspired by the Songs of the Pixies'.Ian Snyder, artist of Big Dog Ink's 'Ursa Minor'Christian Vilaire, artist/creator of 'Captain Unikorn'.Ryan Huna Smith, artist, co-creator of 'Tribal Force', fine artist, painter.Mariah Wall, artist, editor, creator with Syndicate Press.There are still more artists yet to confirm and I'm expecting some superheroes to attend as well so bring your camera; Superman will be there providing no major intergalactic crises interfere. Check back as I will update this page as more details are solidified. Mark your calendar, support local artists and help the St Jude folks work towards a cure.Talk to you soon,Peace,Charlie
Sat04May201310:00 am - 5:00 pmCharlie's Comic Books
Charlie’s Comic Books is one of thousands of comic book shops around the world celebrating the comic book art form on Saturday, May 4th. On Free Comic Book Day, over 3.3 million comic books will be given away by participating stores, introducing as many people as possible to the wonders of comic books!
If you would like a preview of what free comic books will be available, check out the following list(s).
In addition to sharing our love of comics, we will also be collecting donations for the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona. The PDF linked below lists the most needed food items for our current season, but I would like to encourage cash donations whenever possible. The Food Bank has resources that allow them to purchase NINE DOLLARS worth of food for every ONE DOLLAR donated so a dollar is more helpful to the cause than a can of soup.
As an extra added attraction sandwich maker's extraordinaire, Jimmy John's will be delivering a thirty piece platter to the event at eleven o'clock and a second thirty piece platter at three o'clock!
Is this the first ever catered Free Comic Book Day event?
The Free Comic Book Day event was a success! For more details, please read the Thank You letter.
Wed19Jun20134:30PM - 5:30PMCharlie's Comic Books
Meet the author, buy the book, get an autograph!
Sat03Aug201310:00 AM - 5 PMCharlie's Comic Books
Sat12Oct201311:30 AM - 4:30 PMCharlie's Comics
Ian Snyder, artist of URSA MINOR, (a horror comic from Big Dog Ink, written by Tom Hutchison and featuring a were-bear) will be here on SATURDAY, 12 OCTOBER 2013 from 11:30 AM until 4:30 PM to celebrate the release of URSA MINOR #1 of the new ongoing series! After a successful six issue limited series (now available in a collected edition), this will be the first issue of an all new bi-monthly series! Ian will meet with all guests and autograph copies of his books.
Sat09Nov201310:00 AM - 5:00 PMCharlie's Comics
Saturday, November 9th, 2013
Ten A.M. until Five P.M.
All Proceeds to Benefit
The artists attending the event will be providing free sketches to attendees.
There will be a raffle, with two chances for one dollar, to win graphic novels and other prizes.
The event will be held at Charlie's Comic Books
on the Southwest corner of Speedway and Craycroft.
Confirmed Guests include:
The Original Art for the silent auction aspect of the fundraiser will be full color, eight by ten portraits of the Avengers and will include (so far):
ANT MAN by Gene Hall
BLACK PANTHER by Dan Christensen
CAPTAIN AMERICA by Saša Bralic
HULK by Ian Snyder
IRON MAN by Ryan Huna Smith
QUICKSILVER by Jenn Corella
SCARLET WITCH by Ernesto Romero
SMASHER by John Chihak
WASP by Bea Romero
WOLVERINE by Santino Castaneda
Thank you all for supporting Tucson's wonderful organization,
and Tucson's talented and generous artists and creators!