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Free Comic Book Day is Saturday, May 2nd!

on Thu, 04/16/2015 - 17:31

Free Comic Book Day @ Austin Books & Comics

Saturday, May 2nd   8am - 7pm


It's sneaking up fast... FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!

Our biggest day of the year approaches, and we're going to have over 30,000 comics to give out from 8am to 7pm on what has become the annual comic shop holiday!

Everyone gets to choose 10 from dozens and dozens of free comics, from all ages material to comics kicking off the newest story arcs, first issues of the hottest new titles, and more!

We'll also have artist signings (announcing soon in our weekly email list), door prize drawings, costumes, a coloring sheet for

Farel Dalrymple @ Austin Books

on Thu, 11/06/2014 - 23:20

Cartoonist Farel Dalrymple was in-store signing his new graphic novel The Wrenchies on Monday, November 10th!



Farel Dalrymple is a cartoonist and his brand new book, The Wrenchies, from First Second Books is an original 304-page watercolor comic book/graphic novel. Delusional, (Adhouse, 2013)  is a collection of personal work, comic short stories, illustrations, and sketches.  Farel was also the artist on Omega the Unknown (Marvel Comics), for author Jonathan Lethem.  His creator owned comic book, Pop Gun War was a Xeric Grant recipient and won a gold medal from The Society of

Your Illustrated Guide to Becoming One with the Universe Signing

on Tue, 09/23/2014 - 18:13


Wednesday, October 1st, 2014, we were joined by Yumi Sakugawa to celebrate the release of her new book, Your Illustrated Guide to Becoming One with the Universe


Sin City: A Dame to Kill For - Texas Premiere

on Fri, 08/15/2014 - 18:22

Thank you for joining Austin Books & Comics on August 20th, 2014 for the Texas premiere of Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, hosted by the Austin Film Society!

Director Robert Rodriguez was in attendance, along with musician Steven Tyler.  We're ready to revisit the gritty, violent world of Frank Miller's graphic novels brought to the big screen.  And now the wait is over!

Co-directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller reunite to bring Miller's visually stunning Sin City graphic novels back to the screen in SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR.


on Tue, 07/22/2014 - 22:14

The Sidekick store has been relocated to the same shopping center building as the rest of the Austin Books & Comics empire.  Now just a brief, refreshing walk through the sweltering Texas heat is necessary for you to complete your superfecta of air-conditioned oases: The Sidekick StoreOutlaw Moon Games & ToysGuzu Gallery, and, of course, Austin Books Prime.  

New Address: 
5000 N Lamar Blvd, Suite 107 
(more on Capitol Court than Lamar)
Austin, TX 78751

New and More Hours: 
Wed9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu - Fri11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sun12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

So the next time

Free Comic Book Day @ Austin Books

on Tue, 04/29/2014 - 21:51


Mark your calendars, because our biggest day of the year is coming up fast.  We're giving away over 25,000 comics this year!

This is the 11th annual Free Comic Book Day, the comic industry's very own holiday.  To promote reading & comic books, publishers and retailers have joined in offering a huge selection of comics to choose from - for free!

On Saturday, May 3rd at Austin Books, you'll be able to choose 10 FREE comics from a huge selection, all in a huge tent in front of the store.  We open early at 8am and are giving away comics until 7pm!

The first 1000 kids get a free Austin Books

Sex Criminals - Ltd. Ed. Screen Prints by Chip Zdarsky

on Wed, 02/26/2014 - 19:13

Hey folks! We have some fantastic news to share. Our sister store, Guzu Gallery, has teamed up with Chip Zdarsky & Matt Fraction to release a limited edition screen print featuring artwork from their critically acclaimed comic book series, Sex Criminals (published by Image Comics). USA Today called it the best new series of 2013, while Time Magazine rated it the #1 comic of the year!

STAPLE! Pre-Party @ Austin Books

on Fri, 02/21/2014 - 19:53

STAPLE! Pre-Party @ Austin Books
Friday, February 28th • 7 - 10pm

Brian Posehn @ Austin Books & Comics

on Thu, 02/20/2014 - 19:52

Meet the actor, comedian and writer of Marvel Comics' Deadpool at Austin Books!
Saturday, March 1st • Noon - 2pm

Brian Posehn will be at Austin Books signing his Deadpool comics and graphic novels!  We're thrilled to have the comedian join us for an early afternoon of fun worthy of the Merc with a Mouth!

Signatures are free!  But due to time restraints, there will be no more than one outside item allowed in the store per person. If you plan on bringing in an outside item, please check it in with the Austin Books employee at the door.
  Cameras are welcome, but we ask that you don't ask for

Don Hertzfeldt @ Austin Books

on Fri, 02/14/2014 - 21:58

Don Hertzfeldt Signing "The End of the World"
Saturday, February 15th • 3 - 4pm