Saturday, August 9, 2014

Enticing readers with comics and graphic novels

If you are into comic books and/or graphic novels, you are surely familiar with Fantom Comics.   Did you know they've moved from Union Station to a great space at Dupont Circle?   In this new space, Fantom Comics will be holding more and better special events featuring bigger displays and more.

And we can help.   Fantom Comics is running an Indiegogo campaign (full disclosure: I know and adore in a purely platonic way one of the owners).   The money raised will allow this homegrown small business to:

  • Schedule guest appearances and signings
  • Hold special events such as book clubs, trivia nights and Comic Book Olympics
  • Outreach at Metro entrances (free comics, anyone?)
  • Education, coordinated with public libraries and schools, nonprofits; comic book creation classes for all ages
  • And more!

I'm supporting the campaign because it's all about reading and I want more people of all ages to read, explore, and have fun.   So if you're like me, you'll support Help Fantom Comics Bring New Fans Into Comics.   You can support the effort for as little as $5.   Just support them soon.   The campaign ends in 10 days.

As soon as I have more details, I'll be writing about what Fantom Comics will be doing for Banned Books Week 2014 since comics are a focus this year (see Get ready for Banned Books Week Sept. 21-27, 2014).

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