8/10/2009

Read Comics All Day

Along the lines of Open That Bottle Night, I would like to propose a new "holiday": Read Comics All Day...Day. I'm kind of serious about this. Permission to read comics all day. Get some beers and some pizzas, etc., put on some records... Like, at least 8+ hours of solid reading.

Some Saturday in the Fall?
Comments are open.

25 comments:

Rob Clough said...

how about setting for the weekend after SPX, when people will have lots of comics to read?

Kevin H said...

So October 3?
First Sat. in October.

BenBertin said...

i'm in

Austin Kleon said...

sounds good to me!

Inkstuds said...

In!

Josh Blair said...

Can I just look at the pictures?

Joe said...

I really hope this happens. I'm definitely in.

Dan Vado said...

SLG would like to get behind this and offer up our Gallery/warehouse space as a place people can come to read comics all day (well, not all day, but maybe like noon till 10 PM).

We can make reading copies of all of our books available and if other publishers would like to send books for people to read we would be happy to make them available.

That OCt 3 date might cause some issues, but if we can get some people together, maybe other publishers, stores or people with library contacts, this could be cool.

Dan Vado

Nat G said...

Ummm... October 3 is already 24 Hour Comics Day this year, which is likely to sap both participants and attention.

Kevin H said...

However people want to go about observing the day doesn't matter to me. This isn't my thing. If someone wants to run with it and start promoting it that would be cool, because I'm not going to do much.

Are we settled, then, on the first Saturday in Rocktober? OK try not to forget.

I like the idea of coming up with holidays as excuses to do things you want to do already but just never get around to. Like have a feast...maybe this should be called "Feast of Comics"

But there has to be quiet, and people sitting around reading, not partying. Maybe 8 hours of reading, then partying.

Kevin H said...

Whoops crossed comments.
Maybe first Sat. in Nov? Jan.?
This is already becoming
too much work.

Kevin H said...

third Saturday in August (next Sat)?

second Saturday in November?

first Saturday in February?

Frank Santoro said...

Good idear. I say make it October 3rd. Those who want to read can read. Those who want to draw, draw. It's a great way to promote both.

Nat G said...

If it's the *second* Sat on Oct, there should be plenty of brand-spankin'-new 24 hour comics to be read!

Mardou said...

Pffft! 24 hour comics day can kiss my arse/ass.
Let's do this!

Philip G. said...

I would like to make "Feast of Comics" the cornerstone of my new religion. Also, the entirety of my new religion.

I'm in!

Aris Kurniawan said...

good site....

Ed Choy Moorman said...

SUCH a good idea. The 8hrs of reading, then 8hrs partying version specifically. Just think, hangin out and drinkin and talkin about what comics you read all night?

Aaron White said...

I totally want to do this, like, every third day for the rest of my life, but my better half won't allow it. I'll compromise by spending Oct. 3 weeping all day.

Kevin H said...

So October 3, and henceforward the first Saturday in October, unless the 24 Hour people strongly object, will also be Read Comics All Day Day AKA Feast of Comics.

Kinetic said...

Hmmm time to break out all my old spiderman comic and the special gloves and the find the keys to the safety deposit box... Dont think the bank will let me read the comics all day in the vault and drink beers tho...

Lane said...

This started as a good idea, then you added pizza and beer and it became a GREAT one! Someone else plz inform my GF that I will be busy all day.

Amos said...

This will be more fun than my birthday.

Cris said...

It IS my birthday, so I'm in.

Nick said...

I would like to do this, however the October 3 date is just not going to work. I'm already committed to 24 Hour Comics Day.
I like the idea of doing it the weekend after, Saturday October 10.