Since 2002, Free Comic Book Day has been the biggest event in the comic book year. This year, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund gets in on the action with not one, but TWO, amazing offerings!
Help the CBLDF Defend Comics features an all-star line-up of talent, with classic strips and brand new content edited by talented author and MonkeyBrain co-publisher, Chris Roberson. It features several stories about the history of comics censorship and the birth of the Comics Code Authority, and it is a great resource for anyone who wants to learn about the darkest period of comics history. Defend Comics includes comics by Sergio Aragones and Mark Evanier, Fred Van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey, Chris Roberson, Gene Luen Yang, and many more!
Raising a Reader: How Comics & Graphic Novels Can Help Your Kids Love to Read! is an important part of the CBLDF’s ongoing educational program and is intended as a resource for parents, educators, and librarians. Written by education specialist Meryl Jaffe, it features an introduction by Newbery Medal winner Jennifer L. Holm and art by Raina Telgemeier and Matthew Holm. If you’re looking for a way to encourage kids to read, this amazing publication offers tips and ideas about how comics can be used to make kids into lifelong readers!
Please check with your friendly neighborhood comic shop to make sure they will have copies of these amazing books available on Free Comic Book Day! There is still time for stores to order more if demand is high. We are very proud of both of these books and can’t wait for people to read them!
Free Comic Book Day is May 3, 2014, at comic book shops around the world. We’ll see you there!