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Free Comic Book Day 2008: The Photos

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I've just gotten back inside from Free Comic Book Day at the Adelaide Comic Centre. And what a day it was! I've not ever seen the store so packed in all it's existence, and that includes when it was owned by other people. We arrived just before 9am and there was already a line-up happening - this for a store that had advertised it's opening as being 9:30am. Incredible. The doors opened and the people flooded in to find loads of free comic books with the only restriction being one copy of each title per person - and more than one person took advantage of that and took one of each comic book on display. As well they should. The lads also placed some recent back stock out - X-Men and World War Hulk seemed to be the rage - and those also left the tables at a rapid rate of knots.

As always there were festivities. A pile of Jedi turned up, with Storm Troopers, Speeder Bike Pilots and a Rebel Pilot in tow. Add to that the Joker, two Catwomen and a rather large Bugs Bunny and y…

Free Comic Book Day

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If you're in Adelaide tomorrow for Free Comic Book Day then visit all the stores, but definitely linger at the Adelaide Comic Centre. The lads who own and run the store, along with their site, will be not only giving away comics from the usual wide selection, but they'll also be giving away free comic books from their back issue stocks. That means that there'll be hundreds, if not thousands, of free comic books on offer. You can see a partial list of what comics are going to be on offer at the store here. That list doesn't include the boxes of back issues mind you...so there'll be something for everyone!

There's only one condition. I've heard of some stores who insist that you buy a comic book in order to be given a free one, that's not the case with the Dynamic Duo. All they ask is that people take only one of each title only - no loading up on five issues of the X-Men comic and then running out the store. That means you can take one copy of every title…

Inkwell Awards Roundtable Interview

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I'm not one for blowing my own trumpet, but this interview might be of interest to people. All of the main participants of The Inkwell Awards were contacted for a roundtable interview, which we all did, via email with some interesting results. Hopefully it might also help clear up some mystery surrounding the awards, so go and have a read. You'll find gems of wisdom from Tim Townsend, Bob Almond, Jimmy T, Mike Marts, Bill Nichols and myself.

Two things that I'd like to share, in case you can't be bothered having a read proper (and shame on you if you don't read it).

This answer sums up, perfectly, why we're having these awards. And trust me, Mike knows what he's talking about here:
THE PULSE: I think some of our readers might not know the difference between what a finisher does and what an inker does. What sets them apart?
MIKE MARTS: If an inker is asked to come on a project as “finisher” that generally means that the penciller only did “layouts” or “breakdown…