Diamond Comic Distributors has debited artwork from Butch Hartman, Afua Richardson and Rian Sygh for Free Comic Book Day 2017, which will take place on May 6, 2017.
Hartman, creator of the animated television series “The Fairly Odd Parents” and “Danny Phantom,” designed the T-shirt image below. The FCBD 2017 T-shirt will be available in men’s (S-XXL), women’s (S-XL) and youth (S-L) sizes.
Richardson, whose work has graced the covers of Marvel’s “Black Panther: World of Wakanda,” designed the poster.
BOOM! Studios artist Rian Sygh, who’s worked on such series as “The Backstagers” and “Fionna and Cake,” designed the bookmark.
The T-shirt and poster will be available for preorder in January, while the bookmark is only available as a promotional items for comic retailers.
“I love classic comic characters of all types,” Hartman said in a statement, “and this year’s piece is a loving homage to all the awesome superheroes I grew up with.”
Hartman also alluded to the founding purpose of Free Comic Book Day, which is to promote the role of local comic stores. “It’s my hope that in this day and age where things are moving digital that people never stop actually holding physical comic books in their hands,” he said.
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