Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Happy Read Comics in Public Day

Happy Read Comics in Public Day!  I can’t think of a better way of celebrating what would have been Jack Kirby’s 95th birthday then reading some of his fine books in public with pride.  Today is the third annual read comics in public day and I am proud to say that my son, my daughter and I have been a part of it all three years!

In 2010 Brian Heater and Sarah Morean from The Daily Cross Hatch created Read Comics in Public Day in an effort to increase the number of people reading comics and to help promote comics in general.  The idea is as simple as it sounds.   Don’t be ashamed that you read comics, celebrate and share your love for such a phenomenal medium.  If you want to inform others or have a nifty poster to hang up in your house you can download it here: https://docs.google.com/open?id=0BzwHWbvP_trAUEFHVXFGWEhzVm8

After you have finished reading in public, documented said reading with a photo, be sure to upload your photo to http://www.flickr.com/groups/readcomicsinpublic/pool/, and celebrate the fact that you were part of something great.  You can learn more about the day at http://www.facebook.com/readcomicsinpublic.  Share the comic book love!

Here are my comic book recommendations.

For the Kids:
Johnny Boo by Eiser award winner James Kochalka
Owly by Andy Runton
Cow Boy by Chris Eliopoulos

For the Grown-ups:
In honor of the man himself, read some classic Captain America
Locke and Key by Joe Hill
Fables by Bill Willingham
Sixth Gun by Cullen Bunn