Anyway. Yeah. Free Comic Book Day. The day better retailers make some money and bewildered publishers lose some money in an attempt to entice the washed faithless into joining the unwashed faithful.
I guess I really shouldn't rain on the big parade, I like certain aspects of FCBD, it's a party, and the fans seem to love it, and fun is fun, right? Even if it kind of feels a bit like an industry-wide pleading for love and acceptance. I just don't like to see comics grovel. "Hey, everybody, Saturday is Free Music Day! Hey, folks, check out the free music! Ever heard music before? No? Well, here's a free song for ya! Please, please, oh please come back if you enjoy it!"
Anyway. Crankiness aside, the fine folks at Bongo are once again putting out a free Simpsons comic for the event, which will reprint a 12-page Bart Simpson strip I wrote called, "Spree For All". Since I know most of you reading this don't follow my non-HOF comics work, here's a chance to see what I do for a living cheap. That is, if your local shop ordered FCBD books, and the Bongo book in particular. And you have a local comic shop.
What an industry.
The only thing sadder than comics is the fact that I deserve to be in comics.
Happy FCBD, everyone! No, really, I mean it! No, honest --!