This weekend, several Archaia writers, artists, and editors will be appearing in celebration of Free Comic Book Day and other events, such as the Toronto Comic Arts Festival and The Super Wildpig Show. In addition, I’m Not a Plastic Bag writer and artist Rachel Hope Allison will be appearing at a High School Fair at Barnes & Noble Park Slope in Brooklyn, NY on Sunday.

Archaia is making history by releasing the very first Free Comic Book Day hardcover book: Mouse Guard, Labyrinth, and Other Stories, an anthology of six, all-ages-friendly, short stories. Creators marked with an asterisk (*) below are contributors to this book.

CALIFORNIA
*Adrianne Ambrose (co-writer, Jim Henson’s Labyrinth)
*Ted Naifeh (co-writer, Jim Henson’s Labyrinth)
11am – 3pm
Isotope Comics
326 Fell St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 621-6543

Tim Beedle (editor, The Dark Crystal: Creation MythsFraggle Rock, Mouse Guard, Labyrinth, and Other Stories; writer, Fraggle Rock)
Mike Kennedy (writer, Bleedout)
Heather Nuhfer (writer, Fraggle Rock)
11am – 2pm
Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
(323) 851-7223

Josh Fialkov (writer, Tumor)
*Jim McCann (writer, The Dapper Men)
12 – 3pm
Collector’s Paradise (Valley location)
7131 Winnetka Ave.
Winnetka, CA 91306
(818) 999-9455

Alex Sheikman (writer/artist, Robotika; artist, The Dark Crystal: Creation Myths Vol. 1)
2 – 5pm
Red Sky Comics
617 West Main Street
Merced, CA 95340
(209) 726-0667

Jeff Stokely (artist, Fraggle Rock)
11am – 4pm
The Comic Bug
1807 Manhattan Beach Blvd.
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 372-6704

COLORADO
*Nate Cosby (writer, Cow Boy ; writer/editor, Jim Henson’s The Storyteller)
11am – 3pm
Mile High Comics
98 Wadsworth Blvd.
Lakewood, CO 80226
(303) 238-8125

FLORIDA
Jason Becker (writer, Killing Pickman)
11am – 6pm
Universe of Superheroes
2724 Park St.
Jacksonville, FL 32205
(904) 389-3312

ILLINOIS
Andrew Rostan (writer, An Elegy for Amelia Johnson)
11am – 3pm
First Aid Comics
1617 E. 55th St.
Chicago, IL 60615
(773) 752-6642

Brandon Thomas (writer, The Many Adventures of Miranda Mercury)
12 – 2pm
G-Mart Comic Book Store
2641 North Kedzie Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 384-0400

IOWA
Phil Hester (writer, Days Missing and Days Missing: Kestus; artist, Immortals: Gods and Heroes)
10am – 2pm
Daydreams Comics
21 South Dubuque Street
Iowa City, IA 52240
(319) 354-6632

MARYLAND
David Rodriguez (writer, Starkweather: Immortal)
10am – 5pm
Third Eye Comics
2027-A West St.
Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 897-0322

MASSACHUSETTS
*David Petersen (writer/artist, Mouse Guard)
9:30am – 12:30pm
Larry’s Comics
66 Lakeview Ave.
Lowell, MA 01850
(978) 459-5323

MICHIGAN
*Jeremy Bastian (writer/artist, Cursed Pirate Girl)
12 – 3pm
Comic City
42727 Ford Rd.
Canton Corners S/C
Canton, MI 48187
(734) 981-3561

NEW HAMPSHIRE
*David Petersen (writer/artist, Mouse Guard)
2:30 – 4pm
JetPack Comics
37 N. Main Street
Rochester, NH 03867
(603) 330-9636

NEW JERSEY
Chandra Free (writer/artist, The God MachineFraggle Rock Vol. 2: Tails and Tales)
Andrew Gaska (writer, Conspiracy of the Planet of the ApesCritical Millennium: The Dark Frontier)
May 5: 10am – 6pm
May 6: 10am – 5pm
The Super Wildpig Show
Embassy Suites Piscataway-Somerset
121 Centennial Ave.
Piscataway, NJ 08854

NEW YORK
Rachel Hope Allison (writer/artist, I’m Not a Plastic Bag)
May 6: 2pm – ?
Barnes & Noble (Park Slope)
267 7th Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(718) 832-9066

NORTH CAROLINA
*Janet K. Lee (artist, The Dapper Men)
10am – 4pm
Ultimate Comics
1322 N. Fordham Blvd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
(919) 960-8107

OREGON
Jeremy Shepherd (co-writer/colorist, The Engineer: Konstrukt)
11am – 2pm
Cosmic Monkey Comics
5335 NE Sandy Blvd.
Portland, OR 97213
(503) 517-9050

PENNSYLVANIA
Jon Rea (artist, Killing Pickman)
12 – 2:30pm
Wade’s Comic Madness
8750 New Falls Road
Levittown, PA 19054
(215) 946-9381

SOUTH CAROLINA
*Cory Godbey (artist, Jim Henson’s Labyrinth)
12:30 – 2pm
Richard’s Comics and Collectables
1214A Laurens Road
Greenville, SC 29607
(864) 271-1104

*Cory Godbey (artist, Jim Henson’s Labyrinth)
2:30 – 4pm
Borderlands Comics and Games
1434 Laurens Road
Greenville, SC 29607
(864) 235-3488

TENNESSEE
Michael Lapinski (artist, Feeding Ground)
10am – 2pm
Rick’s Comic City
2710 Old Lebanon Road, #3
Nashville, TN 37214
(615) 883-7890

TEXAS
David Marquez (artist, SyndromeDays Missing: Kestus)
Yehudi Mercado (writer/artist, Pantalones, TX)
12 – 4pm
Austin Books & Comics
5002 North Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78751
(512) 454-4197

TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA
Josh Tierney (writer, Spera) – Table 259
Kyla Vanderklugt (artist, Spera) – Table 259
Hwei (artist, Spera) – Table 259
Emily Carroll (artist, Spera) – Table 105
Jordyn Bochon (artist, Spera) – Table 206
Luke Pearson (artist, Spera) – Table 246
Noel Tuazon (artist, Tumor) – Table 152
May 5: 9am – 5pm
May 6: 11am – 5pm
Toronto Comics Arts Festival (TCAF)
789 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON M4W 2G8

WASHINGTON
*Royden Lepp (writer/artist, Rust)
10am – 12pm
Zanadu Comics
1923 Third Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 443-1316

*Royden Lepp (writer/artist, Rust)
1pm – ?
The Comic Stop
3333 184th St. SW, Suite G
Lynnwood, WA 98037
(425) 744-2767

Happy Free Comic Book Day!