Small Press

The guests & vendors will be located in The Ballroom at the Governor's Inn as well as on the Patio, under the tent, at the Governor's Inn.



Small Press

Amanda Dufresne

Info Comin' Soon

Bill Mitchell creator of Beanman Comics!

 Long time fan creator Bill Mitchell returns to FCBD to sketch and talk with comic fans of all ages. First created in 1976 while in high school, Beanman's adventures continue today as a web comic at  A high school art teacher, Mitchell enjoys utilizing comic instruction in his school curriculum.

Bob Raymond

Working on an awesome project for Jetpack Press!!!

Bob Raymond is an illustrator from Bangor Maine, where he lives with his wife and daughter. He has worked on various small Indy projects and web comics, including a chapbook for Joe Hill. Most recently he has worked on a one shot for Jetpack Comics called Moonlight Bait, the soon to be released Ammo, and a four issue miniseries from Alpha Dog Studios called Gun Ghoul coming out this summer.  He will have a limited amount of copies of the first Issue of Gun Ghoul, so get them while you can!

Dan Drew of Severed Head Comics

 Once again, NH proves it's the place that all up and coming comic creators get their start.  Severed Head Comics Presents is an anthology comic by a group of NH comic creators.  They are always looking for more contributors to their publication.  With 12 full issues produced, these guys are on top of the comic game!

Derek Dextraze

Come visit The Pumpkin Wizard stand on Free Comic Book Day and join us in celebrating our new children’s book, The Pumpkin Wizard, which will be released this summer. The Pumpkin Wizard tells the story of Tom, a young boy who uses the power of his own imagination to enlist an army of pumpkins to help him stand up to a bully. Meet the creators, writers, and artists of The Pumpkin Wizard!



Emmanuelle McGowan

Emmanuelle is originally from France where she studied Fine Arts from a young age. She relocated to New Hampshire and is currently showing and selling her work at conventions and exhibits throughout New England. She specializes in colorful, exciting, photo realistic portraits and character oil paintings. Emmanuelle mostly focuses on comic, sci-fi and pop cultures themes.

You can find her work on her website :
Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @OriginalEmmArt and Facebook
And buy her work on Etsy:


Isabella Storm Falkenburg

Isabella Storm Falkenburg is a 7 year old comic book artist based out of New Hampshire. Her vibrant and imaginative work explodes off the page with youthful exuberance. Heavily influenced by Japanese culture, American super heroes and a love for animals, Isabella's work is truly unique.

Jennifer Omand

The creator & artist of Square Cat Comics will be bringing her special TWEE humor to the Jetpack FCBD event again!

Jesse & Margaret Lundberg

Local artist and author duo of "Harold the Happy Human Eater" Jesse & Margaret Lundberg are glad to be back for a second year at Jetpack's Free Comic Book Day Event.  "Harold" is a comic that takes a new look at the world of zombies as we know it.  Imagining a future where the living and the living dead can peacefully coexist, it looks at some of the issues that could arise and teaches us above all that "Different doesn't need to be scary".  Jesse will also be available for custom sketches of your favorite comic and cartoon characters at affordable prices for your budget.

Jim Ballentine

Jim is a local independent author   He currently has five published titles with a sixth one coming soon! In addition to being a writer, Jim is also a practicing Business and Trial Attorney, Husband, Father, and US Army Veteran.

John "BUSTER" Patterson

John ‘Buster’ Patterson is a graduate of the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art. He has worked in the video game industry as a conceptual artist and in the comics field, where he has contributed to the graphic novels Sky Ape: Waiting For Crime and Buffalo Speedway vol 2. He is currently working on several projects including an action/adventure comic book set in the 50’s and two graphic novels, a sci-fi thriller and a western, are planned for next year. He has been known to eat french fries with a fork.

John Sjostrom of Live Specimen Productions

What will I have at my table for Free Comic Book Day? Comics, paintings, original drawings, t-shirts, and a free comic book or two!  I'll also be doing Unflattering Portrayals of willing participants as well as whatever commissioned work comes my way...
Find me on Instagram @livespecimen

Instagram: @livespecimen

Luke Kyle

Luke grew up learning how to read from X-Men and Captain America comics.  After getting his first big ol' box of Crayola's at the age of six, he hasn't spent a day without doodling, drawing, or creating some form of art in one way or another.  While a busy home and work life keep him from being a frequent guest on the convention circuit, he's always up to set up at a local festival and enjoy meeting his fellow nerd-culture junkies as well as offering on-demand cartoon commission work and a smattering of his artistic endeavors.  Luke is also an amateur game designer, and will usually have a project or two for the masses to check out.  In his free time Luke enjoys professional wrestling, baseball, and treating his pet guinea pigs as if they were royalty.

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Matt Talbot

Matt is the cover Artist for our exclusive Bruce Lee #1 available at FCBD!

The Barrington Middle School Comic Book Club

The Barrington Middle School Comic Club publishes ten AWESOME issues of "Multi-Age Media Presents" a year!
 All of the comics strips in each issue are made after school in the art room by students in grades 5 thru 8. The comic book is sold in the cafeteria during lunch, or through subscriptions delivered to home rooms.  The profits from the comic go towards purchasing graphic novels for the students of BMS to read.  This is the clubs 4th year (and second appearance at FCBD). Stop by their table and see the future of comic books!  

Check 'em out.

Our FCBD Cosplay Sponsors

Cosplay Idol

Cosplay Idol

Jetpack Comics is proud to have Richard Roberts of Cosplay Idol back for our 2nd annual Free Comic Book Day Cosplay Contest. Richard, with an extensive background in the fashion photography industry, is now making a big splash in cosplay photography! We are excited to have him as a sponsor for our Cosplay Contest and official photographer for all our cosplayers at the event.

Cosplay at Jetpack

Cosplay by McCall's

Cosplay by McCall's is a huge leader in providing good quality, easy to follow sewing patterns for the cosplay community. Seeing a lack in the diversity of patterns available to cosplayers, McCall's has made it a point to provide a wide variety of patterns that cosplayers can alter and interchange with other patterns making the cosplay imagination, limitless! Jetpack comics is proud to have them as a sponsor for our 2nd annual Free Comic Book Day Cosplay Contest, and is happy to announce that they have donated several amazing patterns as part of the prizes for this year's contest.

The Convention Hall Details & Info

The  Convention Hall is located at the Governor's Inn
FCBD The Basic Rules & Regs
Please assist the FCBD volunteers by working with them to insure a safe visit for everyone.

Please Read All Disclaimers For FCBD! 

FCBD disclaimers - As THE premiere FCBD event in New England (the world perhaps?) we are forced to cover our butts every which way from here to Sunday. Make sure you  read EVERY ONE of our disclaimers.  If you don't it's your own fault. 
FREE COMIC BOOK DAY FILMING & PHOTOGRAPHS.  Please note that there will be several film crews and photographers on hand at the Free Comic Book Day Festival.  Attending the Rochester Free Comic Book Day Festival is your tacit permission to film you and or your family without express written permission.  Images may be used in movie, TV, or still photographs for publicity, promotional or advertising purposes by Jetpack Comics LLC, The Rochester Main Street Program and other interested or related parties and or organizations.  If you come you may see yourself on the TUBE next year.  Be warned!
WEATHER ALERT Be prepared. All of the lines (for comics, guests, vendor hall, etc) will start outside - be prepared.
Scavenger Hunt 10 - 4 all over town
(note the Jetpack Comics closes at 5)
FCBD After Party 6 - 11 at The Garage at the Governor's Inn
Be sure to review our site for all the cool things you can do today!
All guests, vendors, businesses and people in general are subject to personal and professional commitments.  Appearances and times may change at any time.  No refunds will be given for guest cancellations or changes - not that the event costs you anything anyway. Creators may elect to limit signing quanitites at any time.  Please be reasonable and respect their time.
Special Needs and Requests.  The Free Comic Book Day Festival is an easy to access event with most locations being wheel-chair accessible and all locations being open to assist with any special needs or requests.  A variety of locations, including Jetpack Comics and the Event Hall, have options to purchase premium access and passes, which move you to the front of the line or give you premium participation.  If you choose to participate at the standard level there will be staff on hand to make your visit with us as comfortable as possible.  Thank you very much for joining us for FREE COMIC BOOK DAY.
Parents & Guardians must approve all comic books given out on FCBD.  If you choose not to enter the premises of any establishment to view the comic books, then you have given your inherent approval for your child to take whatever they want.  Comic books may contain violence, adult situations and mature themes.  We highly recommend you take the time review what your child may be viewing.


Want to get a picture? Ask before you snap.

 Jetpack Comics Free Comic Book Day Weapons Regulations & Props Policy

Jetpack Comics wants everyone to have a safe and fun experience on Free Comic Book Day. For everyone's safety please adhere to the following weapons regulations and prop policies.

  • NO real, functioning weapons. This includes swords, ninja stars, guns, crossbows, ect. 
  • NO explosives or fire crackers.
  • NO metal or sharp weapons.
  • ALL weapons must be recognizable as a fake and/or a toy. 
  • ALL guns must have an orange tip 
  • DO NOT use your prop as a weapon or in a threatening manner in any way. This includes staffs, ropes, lassos, bullwhips, water pistols, silly-string, bats, clubs, ect.
  • PLEASE use your best judgement. Posing and displaying props and/or weapons for pictures is encouraged, but please be aware of your surroundings and be safe. 

Jetpack's staff and volunteers reserve the right to deem a weapon and/or prop unsafe. You may be asked to take your weapon and/or prop to your car. 


Harassment Policy

Jetpack Comics is dedicated to providing a fun harassment-free event for everyone, regardless of race, religion, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, fandom, attire, age, political background, ect. 

Jetpack will not tolerate any threatening, inappropriate and/or harassing behavior of any kind. Behavior with the intent to: stalk, harass, torment, embarrass, annoy, exploit, degrade, disrespect and/or abuse another person is unacceptable. 

Harassment is defined by the victim. Participants asked to stop in any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. Those who are unwilling to comply will be asked to leave.


If you feel as though you or someone else is being harassed please inform a volunteer or staff member immediately. That person will not necessarily be asked to leave, but will be approached respectfully and the situation handled with care.  

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.





FCBD Sponsors

Rochester Main Street //



Rochester Main Street (the people that make our Free Comic Book Day Festival possible), our favorite non-profit organization, has teamed up with TD Bank and you can help RMS earn money...and it costs you NOTHING!  If you have a TD Bank account all you have to do is ask to have it linked to The Rochester Main Street Affinity Program!  In honesty, it took my teller 10 minutes to figure out what that meant, but it happened - - eventually.  Now Rochester Main Street earns money based on the balances that I (and Jetpack Comics) carries with their bank.  It does not cost you a PENNY but it assures that TD Bank donates money to Rochester Main Street.  ...and for you it means that the Free Comic Book Day Festival continues in full force!  It takes a few minutes but it helps out your comic book community!  Do your part today! 

Rochester Main Street //


Open 7 days from 4pm!

Serving most holidays as well!

The most hoppin' place in town!

   Draft beer & pub faire

    Sandwiches & burgers from $7.99 

    Seafood, steaks, chicken and pasta from $12.99

    Choice of seating:


  •     Pub seating w/booths
  •     Casual dining room, accommodating larger parties
  •     Fine dining atmosphere in the historic Parlor Room
  •     TWO outdoor decks with lots of summer seating!

The Governor's Inn //



Come join the fun!  Since 1992 the Rochester Inn has provided guests with great service, affordable cuisine and impeccable accommodations.  Come join them for fun, casual and tasty food at Spaulding Steak & Ale, open seven days at 4pm.   Plan your special event of any size with us and make it truly memorable!  Treat yourself to some great entertainment, and spend the night with us comfortably!

Accommodations at The Governor's Inn are cozy, comfortable, and include breakfast with surprisingly low rates! They offer 20 guest rooms with private bath, cable & a/c, free high-speed wireless internet, local calls, voicemail, and gorgeous grounds.


Holiday Inn //



Welcome to the Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Rochester, New Hampshire. Comfort awaits you at our prime Holiday Inn Express Hotel in Rochester, near Pease International Airport. This New Hampshire hotel is just 20 miles from the airport and near various attractions and businesses. Families will love staying at our Rochester, NH hotel. Located off Route 16, with easy access to several area attractions including the Rochester Opera House, Rochester Fairgrounds. Other nearby sights include, Lake Winnipesaukee, Gunstock Ski Area, Meadowbrook US Pavillion, and Sky Dive New England. Business travelers are impressed by the accommodations provided by our hotel in Rochester. Our business services include a fax machine, copier, printer, computer access and free high-speed, wired or wireless Internet access. During your New Hampshire visit, you can enjoy amenities that include a heated, indoor swimming pool with an adjoining hot tub, a Fitness Center and our complimentary breakfast bar. Our hotel is pet friendly, please see our pet policy for more details. 

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