Published on June 21st, 2017 | by Richard Boom0
Eisner Award-Winning Artist Francesco Francavilla Designs Halloween ComicFest 2017 Commemorative T-Shirt
Diamond Comic Distributors is proud to reveal the artwork created by Eisner Award-winning artist Francesco Francavilla (Afterlife with Archie, Black Beetle) for the sixth annual Halloween ComicFest (HCF) 2017 on Saturday, October 28. The T-Shirt is featured in the July issue of Diamond’s PREVIEWS catalog and is available for pre-order at comic shops throughout July.
Known for his pulp and retro-inspired style, Francavilla’s artwork is unmistakeable and dares readers to dive into a world gone by. Celebrating six years of Halloween ComicFest, his art for the 2017 HCF Commemorative T-Shirt brings to life the spookiest monsters in history as they ride off to give comics to trick-or-treaters on Halloween.
“After the FCBD design I did last year, I was very happy to work with Diamond on another project,” said Francavilla. “When asked to work on a design for Halloween ComicFest, my thoughts went straight to the Addams Family. The family friendly horror take on that series was perfect inspiration for this project. Of course, I had to include most of the horror icons like the Monster, the Vampire, the Mummy, the Bridge, and the Werewolf.”
The HCF 2017 T-Shirt will be available in black in adult sizes Small to XXL (MSRP: $14.99-$17.99), youth sizes Small to Large (MSRP: $11.99), and Women’s V-Neck in sizes Small to XL (MSRP: $14.99-$17.99). The commemorative HCF T-Shirt, plus the complete listing of the HCF 2017 titles, will be available in the July issue of PREVIEWS in comic shops 6/28.
ABOUT HALLOWEEN COMICFEST — Halloween ComicFest is an annual event where participating comic book specialty shops across North America and beyond celebrate the Halloween season by giving away Halloween-themed comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their shops. The event is the perfect opportunity to introduce friends and family to the many reasons why comic shops are a great destination for Halloween-themed comic books, products, and merchandise. Visit www.halloweencomicfest.com for more information and to find a participating comic shop.