Jeffrey Brown & Christian Slade at Chicago Comics!!!!


But I though our faithful nerds might want to check this out!


takes part in on Saturday, MAY 3rd!

with an EXTRA BONUS: (clumsy, Unlikley, I am Going to Be Small)  and (Korgi)  will be signing books and comics! So not only can you get FREE Comics, but you can get your stuff signed too!

more info after the jump

In the course of Free Comic Book Day, stores will give away millions of comic books, ranging in subject matter from high-flying super-hero adventure to intense slice-of-life to crime noir to kid-friendly humor and more.

Unlike video stores, bookstores, and movie theaters, comic book stores are usually independently owned and operated, with no national chains dominating the market. As a result, each store is as individual as its owner, a celebration of the incredible diversity in the comic book field. Those who think comic books are “just for kids” or “old-fashioned” will be pleasantly surprised by the broad range of reading material available at their local comic book store.

Christian Slade, A former Disney animator, will be signing from Noon until 2pm. Christian’s all-ages graphic novel, Korgi, has received notable praise for its exceptional artwork. It  is a woodland fantasy tale about a young girl Ivy, and her korgi, Sprout. Korgi Book 2 will be out in August 2008. Christian lives in Orlando, Florida with his wife Ann and their two welsh corgis Penny and Leo.

Jeffrey Brown, a Chicago- based comics creator, will sign from 2pm until 4pm. His works include Clumsy, Unlikely, AEIOU, Be A Man, Bighead, I Am Going To Be Small, Minisulk, and Every Girl is the End of the World For Me. He’s also appeared in a host of antholgies from McSweeney’s to the Drawn & Quarterly Showcase, and has been featured on NPR’s ‘This American Life.’

Regular updates, information about comic books, and lists of participating publishers (and their comics) are all online at

These EXCLUSIVE signings kick off Saturday, May 3 at NOON and run until 4 PM at Chicago Comics,3244 North Clark St. Free Comic Book Day begins at 11 am and runs until 9pm!