Comic book specialty shops and libraries across North America give away comic books every year on the first Saturday of May -- Free Comic Book Day. We encourage you to visit the Library’s partner, Austin Books and Comics at 5002 North Lamar Blvd. and pick up a free comic book on Saturday, May 2. If you can’t make it on Saturday, drop by your nearest Austin Public Library location on Monday, May 7 2012 to get your free comic book. Comics will be available after 3:00 p.m. while supplies last.
While you’re at it, check out the Library’s graphic novel sections for adults (call number: GN), teens (call number: GNY), and children (call number: GNJ). We also host a Graphic Novels Book Club at 7:00 p.m. every 3rd Wednesday at Halcyon Coffeehouse, 218 W 4th St.
Free Comic Book Day reaches folks who may not be familiar with the comic book. It also salutes the rich history of the comic book as well as the medium's energy, vitality, and boundless creativity. Visit your local comic book shops and libraries and experience what comics have to offer!