In honor of Jack Kirby’s birthday, today is the third annual Read Comics In Public Day, created by Brian Heater and Sarah Morean at The Daily Cross Hatch.
Comics are fun — that’s why we read them, right? So why hide your love of comics? Read about the event or just go out and read. Bring some comics along to read on your lunch break, or at a park, or on the bus or train. Head to one of the meet-up events today.
And if you want to share stories or photos, the official hashtag is #readcomicsinpublic and there’s a Flickr pool as well.
Read Comics In Public Day is coming up next week, on Tuesday, August 28. Celebrating it is simple: Just read comics in public!
From the announcement of this year’s event:
That’s right, we haven’t abandoned the cause — for as long as people sneak comics home from shops in unmarked brown paper bags, we will be there. As long as men and women conveniently fail to mention their love of sequential art until the third date, we will be there. As long as we’re content to use any excuse to celebrate — and read — comics, we’ll be there.
It’s held on August 28 because that’s Jack Kirby’s birthday (he would have been 95 this year).
So head over to your local comic shop this weekend, pick up some reading material, and plan to kick back on a park bench, a bus or train, the break room at work, at a restaurant, or anywhere else where you can show people that yes, regular folks do in fact read comics!
You can also check out one of the meet-up events if there’s one nearby, or plan your own.