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:Free Comic Book Day
Saturday, 5 May 2007Free Comic Book Day (FCBD)
is just what the name implies. Anybody who asks will be given a FREE comic book*
- no purchase necessary! Now in its 6th year, Kinokuniya is proud to be a part of this international event to help celebrate the FUN of COMICS, the JOY of STORY and the ART of STORYTELLING! (*selected titles and while stocks last).
Comics have taken the world by storm! With the success of movies such as 300, Sin City, Batman Begins, American Splendor and Spirited Away and the Heroes TV series and Naruto cartoon series, there's never been a better time to check out the original comics and manga which provided the inspiration! SPECIAL GUESTS
Learn the secrets of storytelling with: 12.30pm - Panel: Up, Up and Away
Discover the secrets of storytelling in comics with two of Australia's rising stars!
・Nicola Scott: Comic Book Artist (BIRDS OF PREY, ANGEL)
・David Yardin: Comic Book Artist (WHAT IF? X-MEN DEADLY GENESIS, BLACK PANTHER/X-MEN, STAN WINSTON'S REALM OF THE CLAW) 2.00pm - Panel: Power Of One or Strength In Numbers?
Exploring the difference in Storytelling between the single image (Book Covers) and a sequence of pictures (Storyboards)
・Mark Sexton: Production Designer/Storyboard Artist (HAPPY FEET, STAR WARS EPS II ATTACK OF THE CLONES, MISSION IMPOSSIBLE II, BABE: PIG IN THE CITY)
・Craig Phillips: Cover Artist/Illustrator (TOM SWIFT, GHOST SQUAD)
・W. Chew Chan: Storyboard Artist (SUPERMAN RETURNS, HAPPY FEET) 3.00pm - Guest of Honour - Panel: Brave New World
Explore the explosive new storytelling form that's taken the world by storm - MANGA!
・Queenie Chan: Australia's own Manga-ka (THE DREAMING) DRESS UP!
Join in the fun as FCBD is also Kinokuniya's official "Dress-up As Your Favourite Superhero/Supervillian Day"!
For more information on FCBD, please visit www.freecomicbookday.com