Tuesday, December 6, 2011

New classes for 2012!

Free Lunch gears up for the new year with new classes starting up in January and February! Classes include; Graphic Novel Writing, Mad Science Cartooning, Cartoon Anatomy, Children's Book Writing, Drawing and Painting for Teens and MORE! Check out the classes page at www.freelunchcomics.com for all the details.

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Monday, November 28, 2011

Comic Book Shuffle 4 winners!

The masses gathered at Cliff's Con in Plainville, CT to judge Free Lunch Studios 4th Comic Book Shuffle. In the closest voting result that we've ever had, the winners by a narrow margin were Pete Colapietro and Emma Ort! Everyone that participated in the Shuffle competition will, as always be published but the winning team will get the cover honor and a feature next to their story in the next Shuffle book. Congrats and thanks to all Shuffle participants from your friends at Free Lunch!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Black Friday Comic Fest!

One of my favorite events is coming up! The Black Friday Comic Fest is a very fun, all ages, annual workshop where we create our own Post-it Note comics, eat snacks, watch cartoons & movies and hold a great comic sale! This event runs from 12:30p - 4:30p and is only $10 each! If you want to stay for the Drawing and Painting class, you are welcome to for an additional $20. Maybe I'll see you there! www.freelunchcomics.com

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Fear Fest and The Spinner

The Free Lunch Fear Fest is this Saturday the 19th and we are getting excited! The spinner has been updated with Walking Dead, The Goon, Sandman and a whole lot more graphic novels! David Davies will have a ton of pieces to show and we're expecting a lot more!

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Saturday, November 12, 2011

Free Lunch Fear Fest!

Free Lunch is taking back Halloween! The first ever Free Lunch Fear Fest will feature the works of horror painter, David Davies, Zombie comic publisher, Guild Works Publishing (that also published the work of your Free Lunch hosts), freaky photographer, Coelynn McIninch and scary specialists, The Horror News Net! Special events that will include: a EXCLUSIVE RELEASE PARTY FOR: WORST CASE SCENARIO from GWP, a wandering zombie just dying to have his photo taken with you and more!!!

Food, folks and fear will all be on tap for this first ever Free Lunch Fear Fest!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Hurricane Alfred stinks...

It feels like this NEEDS to be pointed out...

Weather Delays/Closings
If Granby schools are closed, canceled or delayed so are we. These reports can be accessed by going to
WFSB's website and finding Granby's announcements or calling us at 860.305.6621.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

King of Monster Mountain 3

We are hosting our special 3rd annual workshop Saturday October 29th, the Saturday before Halloween, called King Of The Monster Mountain! Matt Ryan, creator of Monster Labs, will teach a new special creature creation workshop for all ages that runs from 11 am until 2 pm! Who will have the scariest? Who made most disgusting? Whose will win King Of The Monster Mountain?

3 hour session, Saturday morning, October 29th 11am to 2pm.
Workshop is only $5!

Comic Book Shuffle returns!

The countdown to Shuffle 4 is just about here! The date will be November 26th for the challenge and the 27th in Plainville CT for the judging. The Shuffle comic will be released at the Plainville show on the 27th! We already have a few confirmed talents! You want in? Contact Matt at mryan@freelunchcomics.com

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Something Scary Gallery!

Artists! Free Lunch Studios is holding an Gallery Show called "Something Scary!"
We seek your interpretation of "Something Scary" for a Halloween themed display and consignment sales. Details below!

Eligibility: Free Lunch Comics is looking for imaginative, creative artists, painters, illustrators, collage artists, and others to participate in our Gallery 2011, "Something Scary".

Opening & Awards Reception: Monday, October 31st from 6-9 p.m. All entry artists are encouraged to attend the show.

Submissions: You can submit paintings, collage, mixed media, and drawings. All work submitted must be framed with mechanics ready to hang or mount for display.

Size Limits: None

Delivery: Call 860-305-6621 to arrange delivery options.

Notifications: Will occur by email or Facebook.

Return: Artist will be notified when to pick up their declined work. Accepted, unsold work must be picked up on November 26th - 27th.

Requirements: Artisits whose work is selected must meet the following requirements:
Fees: $5 hanging fee for each entry, limit: five.Entry form for each piece. Each flat piece must be framed unless specific arrangements made. Free Lunch Comics reserves the right to display or refuse work for any reason.

Entry Procedure

Art Work
Attach entry form to each piece
$5 check (payable to FLS) or cash for each piece
Brief artist statement
Delivery to:
Free Lunch Studio,
Granby Commons 518 Salmon Brook St
Granby, CT 06035
For additional information, contact us at mryan@freelunchcomics.com

Entry Form / Attach following info to each piece.

Name: ____________________________________

Address: __________________________________

City/ST/ZIP: ________________________________

Phone: ____________________________________

Email: ____________________________________

Qty of entries: 1__ 2__ 3__ 4__ 5__

Title: _____________________________________

Medium: __________________________________

Retail Price: _______________________________

Size: _____________________________________

Emailed out


Date: ________________
for FLS use
Accepted _______ Declined ________

Sunday, September 11, 2011

freelunch.com upgrade and spinner gets 52!

www.freelunchcomics.com is going through some changes...if you have not seen it yet - it might be time to see all things Free Lunch at one site!

The Spinner Rack is seeing some exciting things these days as well! We have (on top of our existing stock) issue #1 of Detective Comics, Superman, Animal Man, OMAC, Justice League, Bat Wing, Justice International, Green Arrow, Stormwatch, Men of War, Static Shock, and Hawk & Dove!

Free Lunch is in the Funny Book Business, and you are welcome to join up! If you want comics? We'll get 'em for you! We have an in-store copy of Previews magazine for you to check out every month and make your selections. Do you have questions about what you're ordering...our staff is super experienced with stories, publishers and talent! So come on by and start your pull list today! Open hours: Monday from 6:00 to 8:30p, Sundays 9:00 - 5:00 and by appointment.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Free Lunch Spinner August Overhaul!

With the upcoming Conan movie and DC relaunch, Oliver has swept through and updated the ENTIRE rack! Lots of great stuff and let's not forget the "seek and destroy" list! Two happy customers requested and received some great books!

Fables volumes 1 - 14, Fables:1001 Nights, Amazing Spiderman: Brand New Day vol. 1 - 3, Amazing Spiderman: New Ways To Die, Amazing Spiderman: Kraven's First Hunt, Amazing Spiderman: Election Day, Amazing Spiderman: New York Stories, Very Best of Spider Man, Essential Spider Man Volume 1, Dark Avengers: Assemble, Sin City, Sin City: Dame to Kill For, Sin City: Big Fat Kill, Sin City: Family Values, Sin City: That Yellow B@stard, Sin City: Booze, Broads and Bullets, Sin City: Hell and Back, Hellboy: Wake the Devil, Hellboy: The Chained Coffin..., Hellboy: The Right Hand of Doom, Savage Sword Of Conan 1, Conan: The Frost Giant's Daughter, The Chronicles of Conan, Conan: Book of Thoth, The Books of Magic, 100 Bullets volumes 1 - 4, Justice League of America: The Tornado's Path, JSA: Justice Be Done, JSA: Darkness Falls, Justice Society of America: Thy Kingdom Come, Justice Society of America: The Bad Seed, Justice Society of America: The Axis of Evil

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Free Lunch Spinner JUNE

Free Lunch Studios has trade paperbacks and sets for sale on the Free Lunch Spinner. Every two weeks the stock is updated. We are in the middle of a very hot comic movie season, and we're paying tribute to that! New books are in bold! If you missed out on a book we had, put it on the "seek and enjoy" list at the studio and we'll get it for you.

Captain America: No Escape, Captain America: Two Americas, Captain America: Reborn, Scalped (trades 1 -4), Global Frequency (trades 1 & 2), X-men: Phoenix Warsong, Northlanders Book 1, Book 2, and Book 3, Red Hulk: Scorched Earth, X-men: Dark Phoenix Saga, X-men: X-cutioner's Song, X-men: Age of Apocalypse books 3 & 4, X-men: Second Coming: Revelations, Astonishing X-men: Ghost Box, World War Hulk: X-men, X-men: Proteus, Green Lantern trades: Sinestro Corps War 1 & 2, Wanted Hal Jordan, No Fear, Rage of the Red Lanterns, Agent Orange, Blackest Night, Rebirth, Emerald Dawn

Captain America (Loeb/Liefield, Rieber/Cassaday), Astonishing X-men, New X-men 134 - 138, X-men: Children of the Atom, X-treme X-men: Savage Land, X-men: The movie, X-men: The Search for Cyclops, Firestar, Superman/Shazam: First Thunder, Magneto Rex, Generation Next, Iceman, Magik, Bishop, Matador, Green Lantern Dragon Lord, Factor X, Adventures of Cyclops and Phoenix, The Brotherhood 1-9, Justice League America 0-12, Fallen Angels, Chamber,

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Fifth House Festival!

Drawing and Painting for Teens: Final Fifth House Festival! Friday July 15th from 4:00 to 6:30pm, Free Lunch Studios will open their doors to its longest running class to host a special drop in workshop where you will create your own WAND! And if that was not enough, magical goodies will be available and a FREE 5TH HOUSE T-SHIRT! Space is limited so contact us ASAP to reserve a spot and provide your shirt size. Workshop is $20! Our popular Friday Drawing and Painting for Teens is a relaxed atmosphere where components of drawing and painting are explored through pencil, charcoal, watercolors and acrylic paint, working from photo reference and the imagination. The class works with your schedule! Miss a class, no big deal...it's a rolling schedule! Go to www.freelunchstudios.com for more info! Call Matt at 860.305.6621 or email at mryan@freelunchcomics.com to reserve your spot!

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Comic Fest!

Free Lunch Studios will host Comic Fest! A selection of vendors, comic artists and publishers will gather Sunday August 21st from 10 am to 3 pm for the coolest comic themed festival! There will also be writing and drawing class demos by Matt and Steve, caricatures, prizes and more! Be sure to come by!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

New News! New Free Lunch News!

New classes and workshop dates have been added to Free Lunch Studios! New dates for: Graphic Novel Writing Workshop, Character Building Workshop, Mad Science Cartooning, Graphic Novel Writing Project, Cartoon Anatomy and Comic Book Storytelling were all updated!

Our final Drawing and Painting for Teens: Fifth House Festival and Unofficial 24 Hour Comic Challenge events have been scheduled! Find these events and more at our
Free Lunch Studios Events Page.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

The Free Lunch Spinner! May

Free Lunch Studios now has trade paperbacks and sets for sale on the Free Lunch Spinner. Every two weeks the stock is updated. This May they are:

Jonah Hex: Bullets don't Lie, Jonah Hex: Lead Poisoning, Jonah Hex: Luck Runs Out, Dark Knight Returns, Batman: Haunted Knight, Batman: The Long Halloween, Batman: Year One, Batman: Dark Victory, Avengers: Chaos War, Young Avengers: Family Matters, Deadpool Corps: Pool-pocalypse Now (good lord), JLA: Year One, JLA: Earth 2, JLA: Tower of Babel, Justice League: Midsummer Nightmare, X-men: Phoenix Warsong, Northlanders Book 1, Book 2, and Book 3, Red Hulk: Scorched Earth, X-men: Dark Phoenix Saga and X-men: X-cutioner's Song

Batman: Broken City, Dark Knight 2, Captain America, Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight: Gothic, Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight 1 -5, Batman: Black & White, Matador, Catwoman: When in Rome, Astonishing X-men, New X-men 134 - 138, X-men: Children of the Atom, X-treme X-men: Savage Land, X-men: The movie, X-men: The Search for Cyclops, X-men vs Avengers, The Thousand, Justice League of America 0 - 12, Firestar, Avengers vol 2 1 - 12, The Abominations, Loveless 1 - 12, Balder the Brave, Jonah Hex: Shadows West and Superman/Shazam: First Thunder

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Comic Strip Gallery HUGE FINALE!

Frogs, Pigs And Bears. . . OH MY!

Learn how to draw characters from the Muppets (and more) with cartoonist/writer Brad Gilchrist. Find out in a fun and informative, “Meet, greet and drawing session. “ Brad will give a talk about his history in the world of comic strips and cartoons, including The Muppets, Nancy, and sports feature, CT Fan.
Along with the talk and drawing demonstration, visitors can view a Gallery Show of Brad’s personal collection of original comic strip art, including: Blondie, Hagar, Gasoline Alley, Zits, B.C. Beetle Bailey, For Better Or For Worse, Rose is Rose, and many more.

May 15th - First session from 1- 1:45pm. Second session: 3- 3:45pm. Space is limited, so please sign up for a spot. Call for a reservation: (860) 305-6621
Free event

Monday, March 28, 2011

Comic Book Shuffle results are IN!

The Comic Book Shuffle results are IN. With a record breaking turnout for the Plainville Cliffs Con and massive amount of votes, the third place winners were Mike Finger and Keith Murphey for "Last Call". Greg Lallman and Hector Rodriguez grabbed second place for, "Untitled" leaving Chris Wrann and James Rodriguez to take first place with, "Dead Zone".

The Comic Book Shuffle 2 "Secrets" also made its debut this weekend at the Shuffle Event at Free Lunch Studios and the Plainville Cliffs Con.

Comic Strip Art Gallery

Free Lunch Studios in Granby, CT is pleased to present a gallery of the private collection of comic strip art of Brad Gilchrist. Mr. Gilchrist is a long-time writer and artist of comic strips including The Muppets, Nancy, and The Rock Channel. The collection features original strips from such features as Garfield, Broom Hilda, Zits, and others. The display will feature approximately 30 strips and sketches.

The gallery opening will occur at the Free Lunch Studios at 6 PM on Thursday, April 7, 2011. The exhibit will remain open for viewing for the period of a month. Free Lunch Studios is located at 518 Salmon Brook St. (rear entrance) Granby, CT 06035. Please call Steve Kanaras at 860-810-4927 for hours and availability for viewing.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Feelin' Lucky? Gallery 3/11/11

Come to Free Lunch Studios Friday night, March 11th at 6:30 pm for a special gallery event! For one night only, all of the hand painted Leprechauns for the town wide Leprechaun Hunt will be in one place! Come and enjoy the talent of featured local artists including members from The Granby Artists Association, The Granby High School Art Club, Free Lunch Studios and more!

For more info on the Granby Leprechaun Hunt, click here.