Diamond Comic Distributors has announced that Art Baltazar and Francesco Francavilla will each design a commemorative t-shirt and poster for Free Comic Book Day 2016.

The 15th annual Free Comic Book Day will be May 7, 2016. The t-shirts will be available in black and navy in adult sizes Small to XXL (MSRP: $14.99-$17.99).  Women's V-neck T-shirts will be available in sizes Small to XL (MSRP: $14.99-$17.99). Youth sizes will be available in Small to Large (MSRP: $11.99). The artwork for both shirts will also be available as commemorative posters.  All proceeds from sales go to support FCBD’s marketing and promotional events. The t-shirt designs and posters will be featured in the January issue of Previews.  

Sample art
Art Baltazar (Itty Bitty Hellboy, Aw Yeah Comics!) is best known for his series Tiny Titans, which won the 2011 Eisner Award for Best Publication for Kids (see “2011 Eisner Award Winners”). “I am honored to be a part of Free Comic Book Day and it’s cool to have my characters cross over with other characters so they are all interacting with one another to celebrate this fun event,” Baltazar said.

Sample art
Francesco Francavilla is well known for his pulp-inspired comic style art on titles like his creator-owned series The Black Beetle and his recent work on Archie Comics’ Afterlife with Archie. He is a highly sought cover artist, and won the Eisner Award for "Best Cover Artist" in 2012 (see “The 2012 Eisner Award Nominees”).

Last year’s FCBD shirt was created by Skottie Young (see “Skottie Young Does FCBD Tee”).