Friday, 23 September 2016

Celebrating Comic Book Day…with comics!

This SUNDAY, September 25, is NATIONAL COMIC BOOK DAY, the official time we celebrate Obadiah Oldbuck, which considered the very first comic—from way back in 1933. (That’s a long, long time ago!)

I know a little something about comics.

It’s not just because I’m the “star” of 14 educational comic books published by the Alberta Canola Producers’ Commission—I actually read comics. A lot of them.

Grandpa thinks they’re kind of silly, but the truth is, comics are a pretty cool way of telling a story. And if you score one that’s as well done as the Superman Duffy comics, they’re filled with AMAZING art! I thought the first Superman Duffy bok, Fields of Home, was great, but the artist, James Grasdal, just keeps getting better and better. In fact, I can’t WAIT for you to see the newest book, IT TAKES A VILLAGE, which is at the press RIGHT NOW. It’s about careers in agriculture.

This Sunday, I plan on hitting up Happy Harbour in Edmonton, my favourite comic book store. Is there a comic book store in your town? If so, how will you celebrate? Leave a message and you could WIN one of the books—maybe even IT TAKES A VILLAGE, when it’s ready, of course.

Happy National Comic Book Day! I hope you read to your heart’s content.

~ Chase Superman Duffy

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