Sunday, April 26, 2009

Free Comic Book Day 2009: Indie Cred

Looking to foster your child’s offbeat sensibilities? Want something out of the realm of superheroes and fisticuffs? While everyone is grabbing up WOLVERINE and THE SAVAGE DRAGON, reach for these new indie titles and classic reprints. I promise you’ll find something different and wonderful. Just be sure to let your kids read them too.


This is a must-have as far as I’m concerned. Of all the popular comic book genres, the humor comic is the most timeless. When it comes to fun and funny comics, John Stanley was one of the greats. These stories were written in the 50's and 60's, but somehow comedy has a longer shelf life in comics. Perhaps it has something to do with the timelessness of funny drawings and jokes that rely on simple wordplay.

The retro cover designs really make my socks jump up and down as well.

Preview it HERE.


While most owls in kids’ stories are all like “Harumph I’m old and wise and grumpy I’m gonna go kill a mouse!”, Owly is the happiest, sweetest damn bird in the forest.

Preview it HERE.


Another example of the sampler format, indie edition! Keep your eyes peeled for this one. All of the artists involved specialize in quirky, funny comics for kids. Of all the offbeat titles, this promises to be the most offbeatiest.

Preview it HERE.

Official Site: Free Comic Book Day

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