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Friday, May 04, 2007

Free Comic Book Day is in the House


House of Representatives, that is.

I caught an article on Diamond Comics' website that noted that Representative C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger of Maryland will introduce this new resolution into the House:


H.L.C.
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(Original Signature of Member)
110TH CONGRESS
1ST SESSION H. RES. ll
Congratulating and commending Free Comic Book Day as an enjoyable and creative approach to promoting literacy and celebrating a unique American art form.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Mr. RUPPERSBERGER submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on .......

RESOLUTION
Congratulating and commending Free Comic Book Day as an enjoyable and creative approach to promoting literacy and celebrating a unique American art form.
Whereas Free Comic Book Day promotes literacy by distributing free reading material on the first Saturday of May;
Whereas Free Comic Book Day is dedicated to increasing awareness of and an interest in comics through an innovative marketing campaign;
Whereas comics have proven to be a wonderful educational too to help reluctant readers to take an interest in, and develop a life-long love of reading;

2
H.L.C.
Whereas comic books are a fun and exciting way to introduce kids to reading and help children comprehend storylines;
Whereas a growing number of schools are using comics to teach kids narration, dialogue, and visual design;
Whereas the fastest growing section of public libraries is the comic book ‘‘graphic novel’’ section; and
Whereas comics and graphic novels are increasingly being recognized as serious literature: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the House of Representatives congratulates and commends Free Comic Book Day as an enjoyable and creative approach to promoting literacy and celebrating a unique American art form.


Well, there you have it. Let's hope they pass this resolution!

EXCELSIOR!

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1 Comments:

At 5/04/2007 6:11 PM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

And apparently the Resolution passed! Cool beans!

 

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