Mark your calendars! Sunday, August 28 is Read Comics in Public Day! Last year’s event was celebrated all over the world, on five continents. The Bentley Library is here to help you honor this occasion with our graphic novel collection! Highlights include 2011 Eisner Award winners American Vampire (by Scott Snyder and Stephen King), Wilson (by Daniel Clowes), and Jacques Tardi’s It Was the War of the Trenches. We also have classic graphic novels such as Neil Gaiman’s Sandman series, Alan Moore’s Watchmen and Art Spiegelman’s Maus.
This nerd holiday was created in 2010 as an “attempt to legitimize the popular oft culturally marginalized world of sequential art.” To participate in this holy geek holiday, all you have to do is read a comic book or graphic novel in public on August 28. This date also happens to be the birthday of American comic book artist and writer, Jack Kirby.
Make sure you share what you read on August 28! The Twitter hashtag for the event is #readcomicsinpublic. You can also “like” Read Comics in Public Day on Facebook.
Click on the book covers to see if they are available to checkout from the library.