The Lansing Community College (LCC) Comics Coalition (LC4) and Michigan Web Comics presents COMIC AWARENESS WEEK, an event which will kick off on June 27th and continue through July 3rd, FREE COMIC BOOK DAY. The week will feature events on the LCC campus including guest speakers from various branches of the comics industry, such as artists, publishers and non-profit comic organizations.
Comics Awareness Week is a non-profit, grass roots movement to help dispel the myths that currently deter potential readers of comic books, raise awareness of comics as literature and art, explore the potential of comics as an educational tool and establish Sequential Arts as a respectable and desirable career option for future generations.
MYTH: Reading comics leads to drawing comics and that way lies insanity.
FACT: Hey, chances are you’re already a little off to begin with so why let that stop you. Besides, not all comic artists are crazy. There’s… you know… that guy who does the thing… person.
MYTH: Comics are for kids.
FACT: Are you kidding? Have you seen the average breast size of a female comic character? No kid is going to appreciate that the way a mature reader such as yourself can. Sometimes you can even sort of see a nipple.
MYTH: Getting into comics is expensive.
FACT: Not at all, comic books are just a few bucks and you only have to buy the books you like… and any cross over issues… and maybe an extra copy to leave in a mylar bag as a future collectable investment. But hey, there’s webcomics, and most of them are free as the wind. Of course you’ll want to show your support by buying T-Shirts. You know to impress members of the opposite sex by showing them you’re in tune with the hip underground internet indie scene and what-not. Some of them even sell print versions too.
MYTH: Superman can beat up The Hulk.
FACT: Yeah right! First of all, The Hulk has that whole rage thing working for him. Superman is all goody-two-shoes and stuff and The Hulk is all “HULK SMASH!!!”. Plus, The Hulk is green. That means he is made of Kyptonite which means when Superman gets near him he becomes as weak as a little girly-girl crying for her lost kitten.
MYTH: If I read comics people will think I’m a geek.
FACT: I’ve been talking to your friends. Everyone already thinks you’re a geek so what have you got to lose.
MYTH: There are too many crappy comics out there.
FACT: They’re not “crappy”, they “differently abled”.
MYTH: All webcomic artists do is whine and moan and get into ego fueled pissing contests.
FACT: Nonsense! They also ask for PayPal donations.
MYTH: If I get into reading comics I’ll never get laid.
FACT: Why nothing could be further from the truth. Dozens of people who have become serious comic readers have actually had sex with another human being.
With all do respect to the editors at Comixpedia, because I truly appreciate what you all do here, someone really hacked up my news submission. In fact this person has their information WRONG!
Comic Awareness is two (2) events. June 27th to July 2nd is “The Tour”. “The Tour” is a series of presentations at libraries, schools, retailers and more, in which a presenter will done a little 1-2 hour talk about What are Comics, Dispelling the Myths, The History of Comics, The Value of Comics as Art, Literature and Learning, How to Make Comics, Comics Innovation Here and Abroad as well as other activities. These presentations can be made anywhere by anybody (not just at LCC). We will provide packages for presenters anywhere in the world to use as an outline for their own presentations in their local communities. So while this is starting in Michigan, we hope to grow to a national or even international level.
July 3rd is the Comic Awareness Festival at LCC campus. Only the festival on the 3rd will feature events on the LCC campus including guest speakers from various branches of the comics industry, such as artists, publishers and non-profit comic organizations. As well, there are other activities that were edited out including demonstrations, displays, movies, artists and publisher tables and more.
With all due respect, please get your story straight before editing a news item, or perhaps restore the text to the original message submitted.
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