As you all know yesterday was Free Comic Book Day. I hope everyone ventured out to their local shops and explored the shelves of the funny, and sometimes not so funny but very grown up themed, comic books. Ashley and I set up a table for Aspire at one of the six local comic shops in the Jacksonville, FL area: Universe of SuperHeroes. We had a stellar day! Not only did we sell and sign over 30 copies of Aspire to fans but Ashley sold a few pieces of her original art (yay!) and we made new friends ( Hi Edbot5000 !!!) and lots of new fans. It was overwhelming the amount of excitement people had over local talent going into the comic business. People who haven't "been that into comics" bought copies of Aspire and grabbed up issues of the FCBD comics. I hope that our book helps to open the doors of enjoyment to a new entertainment medium for those that decided to go on the the FCBD adventure.
If you missed out on grabbing a copy of Aspire at FCBD day please do not cry. If you're in the Jacksonville area on May 22nd stop by ComicConPlusJax at the Holiday Inn off Baymeadows and I95. Both Ashley and I will be there with copies of Aspire AND more original art from the talented Ashley Lanni.
See you then!