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Halloween ComicFest 2016

What's Halloween ComicFest you say?  Why - only the greatest Halloween activity EVER!

Think of it like this - FREE COMIC BOOK DAY of the Fall season!  With me now?  Great!

Join us for a day of fun-filled and SPOOKY activities including:

Artist Sketches!  Meet Idan & Bella! 

Idan just graduated from the Kubert School and Bella moved to the state's this summer following her dreams of becoming a comicbook artist.

Both artists live in NJ at the moment and enjoy drawing all day.

Idan & Bella will be drawing on blank sketch covers from 10am-7pm .  Buy a blank sketch cover, get a FREE pencil sketch.  You can also upgrade to black & white inked drawings, full color or get a full-blown commission done.  Additional charges will apply for the upgrades but you pay the artist directly!

Help support local artists AND get a cool comic cover drawn by either one (or both) of these amazing artists before Dark Horse or DC Comics snatches them up and their original art costs you a million dollars!!!

And what would Halloween be without a costume contest?  Boring - that's what.  That's why were hosting the ULTIMATE ESM COSTUME CONTEST! A contest for the ages - ALL AGES!  All you have to do to enter is come by in costume or cosplay, we'll take your picture and your contact info and notify you if you've won!  Prizes include - $50 East Side Mags gift card, Free Mystery Comic Bundles, toys and MORE!!!

Did we mention FREE COMICS?  Halloween ComicFest works just like FREE COMIC BOOK DAY in May.  A whole bunch of publishers put together really cool titles or sampler versions of current titles - mostly Halloween themed - and East Side Mags makes them available for you, for FREE!  Some of the titles that will be available are:

  • Scooby Apocalypse / Hanna Barbera Sampler
  • DC Super Hero Girls
  • Haunted Mansion #1
  • Spidey #1
  • Darth Vader Doctor Aphra #1
  • Three Stooges Halloween Hullaballoo #1
  • My Little Pony the Haunted Dungeon
  • Afterlife with Archie Season Two
  • and so much more!*

*Please note - not ALL titles are ALL AGES friendly.  Please ask us about the titles if you are not sure.

Last - we'll have buttons, stickers and other really cool swag that we'll be giving out all day.  It is Halloween after all!

So get spooky! Get scary! and get ready!  We're gonna have a TON OF FUN!

Earlier Event: October 23
Flemington Comic Book Show
Later Event: October 30
Signing - Amy Chu & Joe Mulvey