There’s a holiday for pretty much everything nowadays. I think there’s a “Talk Like a Pirate Day” and even a “Walk Like a Dinosaur Day” or something. So two years ago Brian Heater and Sarah Morean of the website The Daily Cross Hatch started a holiday based around comics. Read Comics in Public Day is about, you guessed it, reading comics in public. Bring attention to comics by enjoying them out in the open. You see people reading novels or magazines in the park or at the mall every day, so why not comics?
This year, Read Comics in Public Day falls on what would’ve been the great Jack Kirby’s 95th birthday. Celebrate Kirby and promote comics by doing as Heater says on The Daily Cross Hatch facebook page:
Just read comics in public — on trains, on your lunch break, at the park, in the library. Throw a couple of old favorites or new releases in your bag and get to it. And hey, bring some to share. Remember that year that everyone outside of your immediate family bought you a copy of Watchmen for your birthday? It’s a great book, granted, but you don’t need 15 copies, do you?
Feel free to take some pics of yourself and your friends reading comics–Batman comics especially– in public today and share them in the comments section below!