Monday, March 22, 2021


The press release follows:

Media Release — Diamond Comic Distributors is excited to reveal the commemorative artwork for Free Comic Book Day’s (FCBD) landmark 20th anniversary. Beloved artist and writer, Skottie Young, created a one-of-a-kind design emphasizing the power of imagination and the endless possibilities of comic storytelling. The design will serve as the commemorative t-shirt and poster for FCBD 2021.

Skottie Young illustrations are instantly recognizable. There’s a cartoonish exaggerated quality to his style that appeals to both the heart and the mind. For kids, it’s like seeing a Saturday morning cartoon on the page—full of energy and life, with humor bursting at the seams. To adults, there’s a depth of feeling, both passion and pathos. It’s little wonder, then, that Young has become one of the most acclaimed and sought-after artists of the last fifteen years. 

Winner of an Inkwell Award, Young is admired by both peers and fans alike. Whether illustrating Eric Shanower’s Oz adaptations for Marvel Comics, working on projects for Marvel such as Rocket Raccoon, illustrating unique, kid-friendly variant covers for Marvel’s biggest projects, unleashing his own twisted sense of humor in I Hate Fairyland from Image Comics, and writing stories such as Marvel’s Strange Academy and Image’s Bully Wars, a Skottie Young comic is always fun to read and beautiful to behold.

“Free Comic Book Day is a celebration of imagination and storytelling,” said Commemorative Artist, Skottie Young. “It’s a day of discovery for new and old readers and on the 20th anniversary, it is more important than it has ever been!”