Thursday Comics Hangover: Notes on a Free Comic Book Day

As I told you on Monday, this Saturday is Free Comic Book Day. You should visit a favorite local comic shop or two, pick up some free books, and maybe buy a few comics, too. Here are some notes on local cartoonists and comic shops for your FCBD:

The BAM exhibition is a bit of a full- circle moment. He’s gone from having a Fantagraphics poster on the wall of his childhood bedroom to displaying the same memento in the vignette titled “MEGG’S SLOW MORNING” at BAM. Megg’s bedroom is a literal mess. The carpet is peppered with various stains, clothes are strewn about and a single slice of leftover pizza sits in the box. The clutter is arresting. In the installation Megg lies in bed as “sentient meat, pounded by waves of futility, unable to move.”
  • And if you don't like the gaudier corporate-comics feel of FCBD, you should for sure check out this showcase of local cartoonists happening on Saturday afternoon at Phoenix Comics: