Darwyn and Mal's Covers for Comics Festival

Comics Festival Covers. Left by Darwyn Cooke. Right by Bryan Lee O’Malley. 

cf-rich.jpgHey there folks! We just put the finishing touches on the line-up and layout for our contribution to Free Comic Book Day, Comics Festival 2007! I’m so excited that I just wanted to share it with all of you, and give you a sneak peak at some of the material in the book.

All of these creators have contributed BRAND! NEW! comic stories and comic strips to the book, that will only be available in Comics Festival! Also! This book features 16 pages of full colour material! It’s gonna be awesome!

So, here’s the line-up:

Flip Covers by Bryan Lee O’Malley and Darwyn Cooke

ch-dino.jpgJ. Bone, “Jett Vector”
Michael Cho, Brian McLachlan, and Darwyn Cooke, “True Romance”
Darwyn Cooke, “The Alex”
Rob Coughler and Ramon Perez, “Butternutsquash”
Ray Fawkes and Cameron Stewart, “The Apocalipstix”
Eric Kim, “Battle Academy”
Hope Larson, “S is for Salamander, S is for Snow”
Steve Manale, “Superslackers”
John Martz, “The Time Machine”
Jim Munroe and Salgood Sam, “Therefore Repent!”
Ryan North, “Dinosaur Comics!”
Bryan Lee O’Malley, “The Wonderful World of Kim Pine” & “Scott Pilgrim”
Steve Rolston, “Good For Nothing”
Howie Shia, “The Century of Love”
Kean Soo, “Jellaby”
R. Stevens, “Diesel Sweeties”
Zach Worton, “George Washington Carmack”
Doug Wright, “Nipper”
Chip Zdarsky, “Monster Cops”
Jim Zubkavich, “The Makeshift Miracle”

COMICS FESTIVAL 2007! will be available at great comic stores everywhere on Saturday, May 5th, 2007: Free Comic Book Day. If you want copies for you and all of your non-comics-reading friends, make sure to ask your local comic distributor to see if they’ll be carrying copies of the book. Let them know that the order code is:


For more information, visit http://freecomicbookday.com/, and look for the official Comics Festival 2007 website soon.

- Christopher

15 Comments on “COMICS FESTIVAL 2007 – Final Line Up!”

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  1. keaner.net » in the lineup says:

    [...] I just thought I’d stick my head in here to mention that lineups have been announced for Flight 4 and Comics Festival 2007. I have Jellaby stories in them both. You can pre-order Flight 4 on Amazon.com now, and make sure you ask your local comic book store to order copies of Comics Festival 2007 (order code FEB070041) in time for Free Comic Book Day (May 5th) if you want your FREE copy of Comics Festival! « previous | blog archive | [...]

  2. Hope says:

    Actually, the title is, “S is for Salamander, S is for Snow.” Thanks.

  3. Question! « Tlönista says:

    [...] In other news, I would totally pay money for this. Damn. Now all I can think of is spring. Warm air, sun, new grass, and comic books as free and plentiful as the blossoms on the chestnut trees. Filed under: Books With Pictures   |   [...]

  4. Jason Truong says:

    That is one hell of a line-up. I’m so looking forward to this!

  5. RobotJohnny.com » Blog Archive » Festival Comics 2007 lineup says:

    [...] Free Comic Book Day (May 5th) is fast approaching, and to help promote the Toronto Comic Arts Festival, Chris Butcher has put together one tasty-looking book: Festival Comics 2007. In addition to the swank double cover by Bryan Lee O’Malley and Darwyn Cooke, check out the impressive lineup of artists who have new, original full-colour work featured in the book — including some schlub named John Martz! [...]

  6. Myk says:

    Glad you posted this, as I totally overlooked that book. Need to get my local store to order some of those. The lineup looks insanely great.

  7. Chris says:

    Thanks for the support and enthusiasm, guys!

    - Christopher

  8. Max says:

    Hey Chris, sweet stuff – saw the proof pdf, really great book!
    glad to be part of it!

  9. The Painting Lessons » Blog Archive » Comics Festival 2007 lineup says:

    [...] Chris Butcher hooks us up with the full lineup of creators who are featured in the book. Included is new full-colour work by R. Stevens (Diesel Sweeties), Ryan North (Dinosaur Comics), Bryan Lee O’Malley (Scott Pilgrim), Kean Soo (Jellaby), Hope Larson, myself, and many others. [...]

  10. comics212 » Blog Archive » Comics Festival 2007 is in my hand. says:

    [...] Just Saying. [...]

  11. RobotJohnny.com » Blog Archive » Free Comic Book Day says:

    [...] Here in Toronto, Chris from the Beguiling put together a mean collection of original comics called Comics Festival 2007 (shown here, with a cover by Bryan Lee O’Malley) featuring work from a venerable crapload of talented cartoonists and comics creators, including a short strip by yours truly. And it’s totally free. [...]

  12. meerkat media » Blog Archive » comix comix comix (for nothing!) says:

    [...] also : i was excited to learn that dinosaur comics will be featured in comics festival’s contribution to the day of freeness [...]

  13. Blog@Newsarama » Parents and their kids: What Free Comic Book Day is really all about says:

    [...] Having already scoped out the books I wanted — First Second’s preview of their star summer offering The Black Diamond Detective Agency by Eddie Campbell, Dynamite’s Lone Ranger/Battlestar Galactica flip book, Fantagraphics’ Unseen Peanuts, RudeDude’s Nexus preview, D&Q’s Lynda Barry Activity Book, Chris Mautner’s Canadian Comics Festival 2007 and Image’s The Astounding Wolf-Man — I spent an hour or so watching the crowd spend more time than you’d expect scoping out the free offerings. Moms checking out FCBD in AustinThat was to expected, however, considering the heavier than normal ratio of moms and dads monitoring what books their kids were picking up (books were placed on tables with signage deliberately warning folks about the differences between the kid-friendly and the more adult offerings). [...]

  14. Jeff Clem says:

    The comic dealers in my area (Kansas City)are a notoriously conservative lot, even when it comes to ordering FCBD comics. So, obviously, I missed out on the 2007 Comics Festival edition. Is there any way I could order/buy it from someone?

  15. The Makeshift Miracle » Archive » 04/04/2002 says:

    [...] This page didn’t actually come out on April 4th, 2002. It was a special promo page that was done for an anthology called Comics Festival 2007. [...]

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