According to Diamond Distribution and Hypergeek.com, everybody’s favorite speedy/brilliant cartoonist Sergio Aragon?¬©s has created the artwork for the first “Free Comic Book Day” commemorative T-Shirt. The shirts will go on sales in comic books shops in April, 2010, with proceeds going assist the FCBD promotion and $1 from each sale going to Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.
Here’s the press release:
(BALTIMORE, MD) … (December 18, 2009) … Legendary artist and creator Sergio Aragon?¬©s has lent his considerable artistic talents to create the first-ever Free Comic Book Day Commemorative Artist T-shirt.
“We wanted to create a unique annual event T-shirt and who better to start with than Sergio?” commented FCBD spokesperson Elissa Lynch. “We think he’s done a beautiful job of capturing the excitement and personalities found in comic shops and on Free Comic Book Day.”
Perfect for celebrating this year’s Free Comic Book Day, the FCBD Commemorative Artist T-Shirt is the start of a new tradition, with a new artist to provide artwork for the special design each year.
“I’m very proud, of course,” said Sergio about being the first FCBD artist. “The art is not based on any one comic book shop, it is my imagination…it is how I think shops look like, full of young readers, moms, super heroes reading and buying comics.”
This year’s shirt from the fan-favorite Groo creator and MAD Magazine legend will be available in white, black, and purple, in sizes ranging from Small through XXL. Proceeds from the sale of the shirts will go to support FCBD10’s marketing and promotional efforts, with $1 from each T-shirt sale also being donated to Sergio’s elected charity, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.
T-shirts will be available in comic book shops starting early April, 2010.
For additional information about these commemorative T-shirts and other FCBD10 merchandise, be sure to visit your local comic book ship and pick up the January issue of Diamond’s PREVIEWS catalog, in stores on January 6, 2010
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