On May 9, 2011 Acme Comics flew me to their store on Free Comic Book Day to do free sketch requests for their customers all day - here's most of them!
Acme had sponsored about 12 artists in all (including my pal Jamal Igle) to draw sketch requests all day long for a line of customers down the block - one single character sketch per customer in black and white so we could draw them in a reasonable amount of time. Fred came down too - and spent most of the day signing multiple comics he'd written for FCBD's past and present. I drew a LOT of sketches, and REALLY fast (this was only about half of the drawings I did, I didn't have time to photograph them all) and met a lot of interesting new people, got a paid flight, lodging and meals - they even took us to see the then-new Thor movie afterwards. It was a really good time!