JAMESTOWN – The owner of a local comic book store said that he’s using some of the proceeds from Free Comic Day to help a community organization that feeds hungry people.
Al Steffens, Owner of Chautauqua Comics, said that he used Saturday’s event as an opportunity to give back and help a community that has been good to him.
“I think I am very fortunate, and I try to let my customers know that I care,” said Steffens. “I’ve been here for the last 20 years, and I count myself very fortunate to be in the area, especially Jamestown. I love this area,” said Steffens.
Free Comic Book Day is a single day when participating comic book specialty shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their shops.
Everyone who attended the event received six free comic books, courtesy of Chautauqua Comics.
“We had something for everyone,” Steffens said. “If you’re a James Bond fan, even if you’re a Pokemon fan.”
He said the day was a huge success as they welcomed hundreds of people through the doors.
“We’ve been very fortunate with the number of people coming here and getting their free comic books,” Steffens said.