Today is National Comic Book Day! It is not an “official” holiday, and does not get anywhere near as much attention as Free Comic Book Day. Take a moment today to show this holiday some love and read a comic book!
Today starts Banned Books Week. Given the current political climate in the United States, our right to read is more precious than ever. Banning extends to comic books as well, and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is there to help defend our rights. They have released a handbook with more information, go to their website and read or download it now!
I am not sure what made me start acknowledging “special days”, but I have been doing it almost since the start of the Mercheum Blog. While working on the big project gathering data on every post made, I decided to make a list of what days I had acknowledged. I then summarized the list, and broke the result into two categories:
Acknowledge every year
- World Intellectual Property Day
- Free Comic Book Day
- International Museum Day
- World Wide Web Day
- World Photo Day
- Museum Day Live!
- National Comic Book Day
- Local Comic Shop Day
Acknowledge with related exhibit
- Record Store Day
- International Tabletop Day
- National Pin-back Button Day
- Official holidays, such as Valentine’s Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving etc.
I intend to use these lists to help keep me on track with posting in the future. Are there any days you feel should be included that are not? Should I stop acknowledging special days? Let me know what you think in the comments below!
Returning to the “Casper 4 Jigsaw Puzzles”, today we have the first of two puzzles featuring the “tuff” little ghost, Spooky. Here he is sitting in a chair, reading a Hot Stuff comic book, when he is startled by a butterfly:
View the exhibit:
Read an analysis of the JA-RU rack toy collection here:
or download it in Portable Document Format here:
It’s almost back to school time, and here at the Harvey Mercheum, that means pencil cases! While I do have several more to exhibit, the next exhibit to be turned into a Jigidi puzzle just happened to be a pencil case, so here it is!
To see all of the Harvey Mercheum puzzles, use the “New Puzzle” post category on this website:
or visit the HMCurator creator page on Jigidi: