Happy Read Comics in Public Day!
Today is Jack Kirby’s birthday and Read Comics in Public Day. The former was created by Jack’s parents, the latter by Brian Hatcher on a website called The Daily Hatch.
The day is lets comics lovers share their love of comics by reading them in public.
For a few years I celebrated by creating a Tumblr devoted to women reading comics in public. Ah, the old days in 2010 when people didn’t think women read comics.
Here’s a look at those celebrations:
The follow up (which was during the hurricane)
I really loved coordinating these because I love comics and love to see the vast range of women who love them too. Go take some time to flip through those sites - I still get a thrill looking at them.
So go celebrate the day by taking a selfie of yourself reading a comic … in public … and post it because are some people out there who think women and comics = unicorns.
There’s a twitter tag #readcomicsinpublic on Twitter.
Tag here using #womenreadcomicsinpublic here!