In case there were any doubt, Brian Heater has confirmed that the third annual Read Comics in Public Day “is on like Ultron.” Once again, it will be held Aug. 28, commemorating the birthday of Jack Kirby, who would have turned 95 this year.
What’s Read Comics in Public Day, you ask? It’s a worldwide event established in 2010 by Heater and Sarah Morean to encourage fans to promote the medium by, well, reading a comic book in a public place.
The Minneapolis Indie Xpo (MIX), a popular and growing showcase for independent artists, won’t be back for the foreseeable future.
Sarah Morean, who directed the show in its two years of existence, mentioned last year in an interview with Tom Spurgeon that the show wouldn’t be back in 2012. She also suggested that “after this year it might not happen again.” Now, however, Morean has given official word on the MIX website that the event won’t return, although she remains hopeful for the potential of similar shows in the future.
So do I. Robot 6 wishes Morean and the other MIX organizers the best in future endeavors.