Read Comics in Public 2012 has just been announced for Tuesday, August 28th, which happens to be another great date in comics history:
As ever, we’re celebrating Read Comics in Public on August 28th, the birthday of one Jack “King” Kirby, who, it turns out, would have celebrated his 95th this summer. Seeing as how the first two years the holiday was celebrated on a weekend, a number of folks have asked whether the date of this year’s event will be adjusted so as to maintain that standard. The simple answer is: celebrate over the weekend — and during the week. Heck, read comics in public all month long, just to be sure. That goes double for the librarian who emailed to alert us to the fact that her library closes on Tuesdays.
RCIP Day is another viral comics holiday—along with Free Comic Book Day and 24 Hour Comic Day—in which the goal is to, well, read comics in public and then post a picture of yourself doing it to the internet. Perhaps you will want to read a JACK KIRBY comic in public. Organizers Brian Heater and Sarah Morean have much more info in the link, including a poster by Robert Sergel explaining more about the holiday.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.