East Side Mags would like to thank EVERYONE who came out for FCBD! We had a TON of fun and it was great seeing familiar faces and SO MANY new ones!
Paul Castiglia and Stephen Coughlin were here, signing copies of their work and sketching for customers! They had a great time and got to meet a TONG of fans face to face!
Big Kev's Geek Stuff was here too! They set up near the line of customers waiting to purchase amazing comics and gear and got to interview and talk to customers about their favorite comics, what they're looking forward, tested out an Iron Man helmet and discussed their favorite FCBD issues!
We had an amazing community art project going. We brought in a 6' x 8' canvas that everyone who came out for FCBD got to paint on! We had some amazing artists incorporate their work and a ton of kids who were just excited to paint! The theme was "Who's Your Superhero" to compliment the Montclair Public Library's summer reading program which also happens to be superhero themed! Once the painting was completed, we delivered it to the Library where you can see it in all its glory on display in the Young Adult section!
We had a costume contest sponsored by DK Publishing and LEGO! We had a whole bunch of contestants with really great costumes! You can check out the great photos of our costumed customers below!
All in all, we had an amazing time! Thank you so much to everyone on Team ESM - Steph Vargas, Joe Siegel, Marie Musiol, Susan Bittman, Howard Levy, Ellen Musiol, Paul Beck, Pele Marques, Josh, Zack and Chelsea Smith, Greg and Andrea Pason! Without all of you, this day would not have been nearly as smooth or as much fun as it was!
Another BIG THANK YOU to all our customers, staff and friends for coming out and showing us love and support! A BIG BIG Special thank you to News 12 for coming out to do a quick story on us and HSL Photography for taking so many AMAZING pics too!
Can't wait til next year!
Much love! ~East Side Mags
Batman Day was so much fun!
In celebration of Batman's 75th anniversary, we provided customers with the ability to acquire one of four different Batman masks commemorating some of the most memorable moments in Batman's comic history including:
-Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns
-Adam West's Batman '66
-DC Comics The New 52 version of Batman
-Bob Kane's original Batman
Batman 75th anniversary capes were also provided and we worked really, really hard on our Christian Bale voice.
Needless to say, we had a great day and so did all the kids, parents, youngsters and young-at-heart adults who came out to show their love of the Dark Knight!
We also determined that Bruce Wayne is THE BEST LOOKING 75 year old man in the world...