Manuel A. Carmona, Phil Buck, and Carmelo Chimera founded Buy Indie Comics Day so indie comics creators around the World could synergize on a single day designed to celebrate their work. The hope of the event is that retailers across the globe will take this chance to stock up on indie comics, that consumers will take a risk on new comics and creators they’ve probably never heard of and that creators have an event to showcase their work to a much larger audience.
Previous to 2020, Buy Indie Comics Day (BICD) always had in-store events, but since the Coronavirus Pandemic hit many people have stopped attending indoor events altogether. “Now, people are starting to go out once again but we feel many comic shops, being as confined as they are when it comes to space, are being cautious about hosting indoor events. So, we decided to flip the script and have a global online event on Saturday, July 31st, 2021. We’ll be streaming live on YouTube and Facebook simultaneously and interviewing indie creators from around the World,” said BICD organizers
Another option BICD is organizing as part of the day is a central place for links to creators’ social media pages, online stores and upcoming books and/or crowdfunding campaigns, and any special Buy Indie Comics Day sales any comic book shops may be running.
One of the hopes is that indie creators take this initiative and run with it. “We’d love to see them coming up with their own BICD sales, exclusive limited-edition BICD books, and even organize their own events on that day in conjunction with their local comics shops. Creators and comic book shops are encouraged to use our iconography/logo to promote their events and/or special sales they may have in celebration with Buy Indie Comics Day.”
Visit http://www.theartofmanuelcarmona.com/buy-indie-comics-day.html to learn more about how to participate and support BICD,
Here are the States that celebrated BICD in 2019:
- South Carolina
- New York
- New Mexico
- Rhode Island
- Washington, DC
- North Carolina
Other Countries that celebrated BICD 2019 events included:
- Puerto Rico