2704 N. Main St.
Anderson, SC 29621
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Guest: James Haick III
Writer/Creator James Haick appears at Planet Comics on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 from 5:00 – 9:00 PM to sign copies of Solar Flare #1-6.
Guest: Todd Livingston
Writer Todd Livingston appears at Planet Comics from 5:00 – 9:00 PM on Wednesday March 1st. Todd will be signing the first two issues of his newest comic series from publisher American Mythology, Starring Sonya Devereaux. The comics capture all the fun of B-movie horror flicks in the stories Vampire Academy 4 and Naked are the Damned 2.
Guest: Dave Cockrum
Planet Comics is proud to have Paty Cockrum scheduled to appear at Planet Comics on Wednesday August 10th from 2-6pm to sign copies of FUTURIANS
Dave Cockrum created and designed some of the Bronze Age’s greatest costumed heroes. Following his meteoric rise to stardom on DC’s Legion of Superheroes, Dave moved to Marvel and unveiled his characters Nightcrawler, Colossus, Storm, Thunderbird, Mystique, Ms. Marvel and the Black Cat. Along with creative partners Len Wein and Chris Claremont, he breathed life into Wolverine and the X-Men, designed Phoenix, and created the Starjammers. But none of his creations were more colorful or more explosive than his FUTURIANS (Marvel Graphic Novel #9).
The FUTURIANS remained with Dave after he left Marvel and now belong to his widow Paty who has teamed with Aardwolf Publishing to release Dave’s final script and art. And Dave’s professional friends and admirers have joined in to celebrate and help launch this exciting project.
Come join us this Saturday for Doctor Who Comics Day!
Local comic book artist Anthony Summey appears at Planet Comics on Wednesday June 22nd at 2:00 PM to sign copies of the recently released anthology, Flintlock, from UK publisher, Time Bomb Comics. Flintlock is Time Bomb Comics first ongoing series featuring adventure tales set in the 18th century. Anthony’s artwork appears in the lead feature, “Lady Flintlock”, about a female highwayman who is targeting a select group of influential gentry in her nightly escapades. As the book was originally published in the UK, there will be only a limited number released to the US market and Planet Comics will be one of the select stores to carry the book.
Anthony is an internationally published sequential artist and graduate of Savannah College of Art and Design with an MFA degree in Sequential Art. That’s right he got a Master’s degree on how to draw comic books. Anthony is originally from the small southern town of Walhalla, SC, where he would drive his grade school teachers crazy with doodles of super heroes all over his homework assignments. Needless to say he has always loved to draw.
He currently works as a Freelance Artist. His previous work has appeared mostly in small press horror anthologies including Time Bomb Comics’ annual horror anthology, Bomb Scares. It is a genre which he is quite familiar. Anthony even did his graduate thesis on the 1970’s horror anthologies of Warren. However, he is currently enamored by the action comic strip work of Alex Raymond, Al Williamson and Hal Foster. Besides his work with Time Bomb Comics, Anthony is currently working on a number of other sequential art projects.
Ron Baxley, Jr. signs at Planet Comics on Saturday, December 6th from noon till 3:00 p.m.
Come join us at Planet Comics for FREE COMIC BOOK DAY on Saturday, May 4th!
HOT 98.1 Carolina's Hit music station will be here Saturday morning with prizes and giveaways.
We will also be raffling away movie tickets provided by Starlight Cinemas in-store. No purchase necessary.
We will have artists in-store from 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. showing off their great work, doing sketches and autographs. Artists include:
Anthony Summmey - Anthony Summey is originally from the small southern town of Walhalla, SC, where he would drive his grade school teachers crazy with doodles of super heroes all over his homework assignments. Needless to say Anthony has always and will always love to draw.
Besides being a cartoonist, Anthony is currently a Freelance Artist and Online Art Professor at the International Academy of Technology and Design (IADT). He has received his MFA degree from the Savannah College of Art and Design in Sequential Art. That’s right he went to college to study comic strips, comic books, story-boarding, and children’s books. His previous work has appeared mostly in small press horror anthologies, and you can find his current work featured at www.thedaringcomic.com.
Gregbo Watson - Gregbo Watson is a digital artist and illustrator with a twisted imagination and dark sense of humor. Both of which are mirrored in his art and illustration style.
His work is heavily influenced by the many ghostly legends and southern folktales he was raised on during his childhood. Spooky stories filled with offbeat characters, wicked witches, ghosts and goblins fascinated his imagination.
Gregbo currently works freelance from his home studio located in Easley, SC. www.gregbo.com
Ray Jones - Ray Jones is a local artist that has had works featured in Planet Comics exclusively for many years. Ray is known for his zombie makeup effects for Troma Films such as Wiseguys Vs. Zombies and for his acrylic paintings. In addition to ray's many renditions of our favorite covers and comics, he is also well known for his dazzling store front window art that has graced the entrance to the store on many occasions for many events. Ray's art currently graces the walls of Planet Comics in the form of masterfully recreated acrylic paintings of some of the centuries most iconic comic book covers.
What is Free Comic Book Day?
Free Comic Book Day is a single day - the first Saturday in May each year - when participating comic book shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely FREE* to anyone who comes into their stores.
Are they really free?
Planet Comics will have a limit of 5 free FCBD comics per person, but they will be totally free of charge!
Is this the first Free Comic Book Day?
No! The first Free Comic Book Day event was held in 2002. In the past, thousands of shops around the world have given away millions of free comic books to interested readers. We're proud of the continuing success of FCBD and look forward to growing the event each year!
What's the big deal about comic books anyway?
Comic books are an original American art form, created in the early days of the twentieth century. They are fun to read, featuring a wide range of diverse story lines that capture the imagination of the readers. That's worth celebrating in our book - we're proud to be a part of this wonderful medium.