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Derek Drymon, a frequent contributor to SpongeBob Comics, and Nate Neal, who writes pirate comics that open every issue of SpongeBob Comics, are excited to announce their FCBD 2013, SpongeBob Freestyle Funnies! These two took time to give their readers some insight about their new comic for FCBD 2013!

FCBD: For those who might be new to your comic book, give a quick rundown. What can we expect to see in terms of story and art?
Derek Drymon: In terms of story a new reader can expect to see the humor of the Spongebob Squarepants TV show.  In terms of art there’s a wide variety; some stories look just like the show, but we also have regular contributions from artists as different as James Kochalka (Dragon Puncher) and Ramona Fradon (Metamorpho).

FCBD: What has been your favorite part of book or character to tackle?
DD: My favorite part of working on the SpongeBob comic has been getting the chance to work with many different artists, like Gregg Schigiel, Jacob Chabot, Rick Altergott, Steve Bissette, Tony Millionaire, and Jerry Ordway.

FCBD: Tell FCBD fans why they should pick your book first on Free Comic Book Day!
DD: If you’re a fan of the SpongeBob SquarePants television show then you should definitely pick up the book on Free Comic Book Day, because it is filled with your favorite characters from the show in original stories..

FCBD: What’s your favorite part about working in comics?
DD: My favorite part about working in comics is… working in comics. I love everything about it; writing the stories, drawing the pages, seeing the comics when they are printed. It’s a huge thrill for me.

FCBD: Many newcomers will pick up comics for the first time on FCBD—what was the first comic you remember reading?
DD: The first comic I remember reading was a Peanuts collection that my uncle bought me. I must have been four or five years old. I still love Peanuts.

FCBD: Looking to the future of the book, is there anything you can tease about what's upcoming?
DD: We’re almost finished with our second 20-page adventure story and we’re starting to plan out a multi-part story that will run over three or four issues. I’m having a lot of fun trying new types of stories for the characters.

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FCBD: For those who might be new to your comic book, give a quick rundown. What can we expect to see in terms of story and art?
Nate Neal: Arr! Thar be pirate comics on ye inside cover o' Spongebob Comics!  Expect a lot of mangy pirates with even mangier hygiene!
 
FCBD: What has been your favorite part of book or character to tackle?
NN: I'm especially liking making lily-liverd swabs walk the plank!  Unless they have good skills at treadin' water.  That be annoying.    
 
FCBD: Tell FCBD fans why they should pick your book first on Free Comic Book Day!
NN: Because I'm-a sayin' so.  Savvy?
 
FCBD: What other titles would you associated with your FCBD book? “If a comic reader likes _______ , they should pick up my title"?
NN: If ye like Uncle Scrooge comics.  I'd bet ye will be liking these here Spongebob comics, to be sure!
 
FCBD: What’s your favorite part about working in comics?
NN: Well, it ain't the plunder, I'll tell ye that much!
 
FCBD: Many newcomers will pick up comics for the first time on FCBD—what was the first comic you remember reading?
NN: Me first comic was a rag-tag copy o' Uncle Scrooge Adventures issue four in near-mint condish.  I nearly had to run-through a cowardly shopkeep for it!
 
FCBD: Where will you be for this year’s FCBD? Do you have any annual FCBD traditions?
NN: I plan on gettin' me as many free comics as I can, matey.  And those scurvy shopkeeps better hand 'em over.
 
FCBD: Looking to the future of the book, is there anything you can tease about what's upcoming?
NN: Aye!  Look out for some superhero types to be makin' an appearance in the June SpongeBob Comics Annual  But I must be admittin'...I can't abide those undignified tights.
 
FCBD: Tell us why everyone should read comic books?
NN: Ye don't need any electricity to read 'em!