WEATHERCRAFT: A FRANK COMIC FCBD 2010 EDITIONMedia Release -- Saturday, May 1 is Free Comic Book Day. This annual promotion exposes new readers to the medium and rewards loyal patrons with a free comic book produced especially for the occasion.

Fantagraphics contribution to Free Comic Book Day is a delightful comic by Jim Woodring sure to appeal to readers of all ages and interests. WEATHERCRAFT and Other Unusual Tales showcases Woodring's visionary approach to cartooning. Included is an excerpt from Jim's forthcoming full-length WEATHERCRAFT graphic novel and other features. Yours for the asking at your local participating comic book retailer.

Woodring himself will appear at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery in Seattle on Free Comic Book Day from noon to 1:00 PM to pass out complimentary copies. We'll also have a supply of Drawn & Quarterly's free comic book YOW! featuring John Stanley stories from Nancy, Melvin Monster and 13 Going on 18. You'll have one last chance to view the stunning exhibition of original art by Gilbert Hernandez and peruse a bevy of beautiful new books from the world's greatest cartoonists.

And don't miss the incomparable Michael Kupperman at the bookstore on Saturday, May 8 from 6 to 9 PM. It's the Georgetown Art Attack, Super 8 Film Festival, and action everywhere! Come see us at 1201 S. Vale St. only minutes from downtown Seattle. Open daily. Phone 206.658.0110.