There will definitely be a Free Comic Book Day here in the Philippines, which happens world wide on May 5, 2012. There will be several stores in Manila that will have their own special events, but every year, the one at Comic Odyssey at Robinson\’s Galleria will be where I\’ll be hanging out.
This event at Comic Odyssey will be extra special because the local comic book community is rallying around to do a sketching event for the benefit of an ailing komiks legend, Tony De Zuniga. I think it has affected a lot of people, specially in the local indie industry because Tony has been a long standing an almost reassuring presence at nearly every local komiks convention for many years.
Although I will be at the event, I will be unable to do on the spot sketching, but I will be putting up a page from Avenging Spider-man #5, specifically page 14 (image below) for auction.
This is probably the one and only time I will be selling a inked page from this issue for the foreseeable future.
I won\’t be accepting bids via this site or via email… you just need to be at Comic Odyssey on FCBD to place your bids. Although 100% of the proceeds will go to help aid Tony De Zuniga for his rising medical expenses, this is also support for Sandy and Comic Odyssey, so bidding really would have to go through them. Come to the mall and check out Sandy\’s comics. You will not only get FREE comics, but you might find something you might want to buy yourself.
Sandy and Andrew Villar have organized a free comic book giveaway to be given at this event, a special issue (very much like last year\’s Indies Maximus) with stories contributed by many local comic book creators.
I\’ll be pretty much hanging out all day beginning around 1pm. I\’ll sign every comic book you bring! See you there!