Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Read Comics in Public Day

Now this is my kind of holiday! Brian Heater and Sarah Morean, the head honchos at The Daily Cross Hatch, have put forth a simple-but-brilliant idea: A day of the year encouraging people to read comics in public!

As Brian Heater puts it:
The concept is fairly simple: we’re asking that everyone take an hour or two out of their day on August 28th (also the birthday of Jack “King” Kirby, incidentally) to read a comic book in a public setting—a park bench, a beach, a bus, the front steps of your local library (we do ask, however, that you be mindful of local loitering laws). Let strangers see you reading a piece of sequential art.

Sounds like a good idea to me! If you've been waiting for the right time to start reading your first graphic novel or volume of manga, give Read Comics in Public day a go!

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