Events

  • Sat
    05
    Jul
    2008
  • Mon
    31
    May
    2010
    Charlie's Comics - Tucson, AZ
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    Jan
    2011
    Charlie's Comics - Tucson, AZ
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  • Sat
    02
    Feb
    2013
    Dear 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' anthology
    John 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
  • Sat
    04
    May
    2013
    10:00 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).

     

    Free Comic Book Day Selections

    BONUS: Previous Free Comic Book Day Selections still available

     

    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?

     

    Most Needed Foods for Spring 2013

     

    -Charlie

    UPDATE:
    The Free Comic Book Day event was a success! For more details, please read the Thank You letter.

  • Wed
    19
    Jun
    2013
    4:30PM - 5:30PMCharlie's Comic Books

    Meet the author, buy the book, get an autograph!

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  • Sat
    03
    Aug
    2013
    10:00 AM - 5 PMCharlie's Comic Books

    EmergePoster (1)7/29/13 Update: Ryan 'Huna' Smith will be attending and will also be providing an Aquaman themed artwork for the silent auction.

     

  • Sat
    12
    Oct
    2013
    11:30 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.

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  • Sat
    09
    Nov
    2013
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PMCharlie's Comics

    RAFFLE/BENEFIT

    Saturday, November 9th, 2013

    Ten A.M. until Five P.M.

    All Proceeds to Benefit

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    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:

    Ashler

    Jacob Breckinridge

    Santino Casteneda

    John Chihak

    Mike Esham

    Gene Hall

    Bea Romero

    Ernesto Romero

     

    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,

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    and Tucson's talented and generous artists and creators!

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    2013
  • Sat
    01
    Feb
    2014
    Sun
    02
    Feb
    2014
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PMCharlie's Comics
    FEBRUARY FIRST 2014!  ALL DAY, ALL AGES!  TEN A.M. until FIVE P.M.
    Meet the artists, get free sketches, enter the raffle, win graphic novels, posters, action figures and more.
    Bid on beautiful original art pieces featuring famous comic book couples!
    The folks at the neighboring BOOST MOBILE have donated a fine 12 string electric Ibanez guitar with hard shell case; bidding will start at seventy five dollars!
    The folks at the neighboring LASH LOUNGE have donated a certificate good for a free facial!
    The folks at VALHALLA LEATHERWORKS have donated some handmade pieces that you can also bid on.
    The folks at the neighboring SUBWAY SANDWICHES have donated two platters of sandwiches so don't go hungry!
    The folks at Tucson's EEGEE'S have donated two party packs of beverages so don't be thirsty!
    And all the money generated by your bids in the silent auction and all of the money generated by the raffle, two chances for one dollar will benefit the AMERICAN RED CROSS to help them in their good works in the Philippines and all over our planet.charlie february 2014 event poster
  • Sat
    03
    May
    2014
    10 AM - 4 PMCharlie's Comic Books

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  • Sat
    02
    Aug
    2014
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PMCharlie's Comics

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  • Sat
    07
    Feb
    2015
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PMCharlie's Comic Books

    Youth on Their Own benefit flyer

     

    Charlie's first benefit of the year will be held on Saturday, February 7th and aims to raise funds for the local Youth on Their Own non-profit agency.  In 2014, Arizona was ranked #1 for child homelessness (source: Tucson News Now).  Youth On Their Own provides homeless teens with food, clothing and other necessities in order to help the teens tough it out and graduate from high school.  There will be a raffle with many awesome prizes and a silent auction featuring art from the following artists:

     

    A group of local artists will also be in attendance and will be providing free sketches for everyone who visits the shop on this day.  Please stop by and support this important cause!

  • Sat
    01
    Aug
    2015
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PMCharlie's Comic Books

    Charlie's Comic Books is hosting a benefit for ST. JUDE CHILDREN’S RESEARCH HOSPITAL. There will be a bunch of talented and generous artists providing free sketches as well as original art that you can own through the silent auction, there will be a raffle where a one dollar chance can win you action figures, graphic novels and more and there will be fun for all.  To view the art submitted for the silent auction, check out Charlie's Comic Books Facebook Page!

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  • Sat
    07
    May
    2016
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PMCharlie's Comic Books

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    RAFFLE!

    Saturday
    May 7, 2016
    10 AM until 5 PM
    Get Free Comics!

    FOUR comics each from the selections offered.

    A list will be available in the shop and online prior to the date.

    Meet artists!

    A bunch of artists have donated their time and skills to each produce an original piece of art that YOU could own through the Silent Auction!

    Get Free Sketches!

    The artists will draw what you'd like, show you their past works and works in progress and will also be able to do commissioned works!

    Enter the Raffles!

    $1.00 per chance to win graphic novels and action figures

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    $5.00 per chance to win bigger items to be announced.

    Silent Auction!

    Each of the artists present have donated one piece of original art.  Several artists who couldn't manage to be here for the day have also sent and donated original art plus original donated crafts (and custom shoes) could also be yours by bidding in the Silent Auction!

    ALL PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT PRIMAVERA!

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  • Wed
    01
    Feb
    2017
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM1421 S. Kolb Road

    We are moving!  Charlie's Comic Books will be moving to our new and permanent location at 1421 S. Kolb Road.  To commemorate the event, there will be many boxes of comics on sale for only 25¢ each!  Please stop by and visit us!

  • Sat
    11
    Feb
    2017
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM1421 S. Kolb Road

    There will be artists on hand to generously contribute their time and talent to provide Free Sketches for all.  They will also each contribute one piece of original artwork with the theme of New Beginnings and you could own these pieces through the Silent Auction, which will also include other rare and collectible items.  And there will be a one dollar raffle to win graphic novels and action figures and ALL PROCEEDS will benefit the good work done by our friends at the ST. JUDE CHILDREN’S RESEARCH HOSPITAL!