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This Sunday is International Read Comics in Public Day. The idea is simple: share your love of comics publicly. You can submit pictures of yourself or a loved one celebrating the day to the official Flickr photo pool.
Sue at DC Women Kicking Ass is once again encouraging female comics fans to participate in the festivities with Women Read Comics in Public. It’s a great way to show your love of the medium and to reinforce to publishers, creators and fans that female fans exist and support what they love!
I will be participating again this year. I hope you will as well. Maybe you will encourage a loved one or a complete stranger to give comics a try.
It doesn’t and shouldn’t end here, folks. Each of us should continue to display our love for the comics medium at every opportunity. Harley Quinn has created a Facebook group “for women of all stripes & statuses – trans or cis, differently-abled, PWD or able, all sexual orientations, from all races and backgrounds, of all shapes and sizes, no matter what you do for a job or what your class status – to create local clusters of public-comic reading awesomeness!”
The incredibly awesome Gail Simone posted a great response to the day and called on the comics industry to take note of the number of women, young and old, that are reading comics. Gail, as always, said it much better than I could have:
Take a good look because these women are a huge part of our shared future. If doing the right thing because it’s right isn’t enough motivation, then do it for purely selfish reasons, because the female audience is out there, and those publishers smart enough to realize that will benefit while others do not. People like Joss Whedon, Greg Rucka, Brian Bendis, Warren Ellis, Neil Gaiman, Stephanie Meyer, J.K. Rowling, Stephen King, Jodi Picoult, Brian Lee O’Malley, Terry Moore, Brian Vaughan, Allan Heinberg, and many more already know the buying and buzz-creating power of the female readership. It is no longer hypothetical. It requires no more proof than the repeated successes of these people.
This Saturday is “Read Comics in Public Day“. The kick-ass blogger at DC Women Kicking Ass is looking to take the idea one step further. She is encouraging all female comic readers to show the skeptics and the pigs that women DO read comics as part of “Read Comics in Public Day”.
All you have to do is:
a.) Go out in public,
b.) Have your picture taken in a public spot reading a comic, and
Tell your friends, ladies.