Writing a book may seem daunting and require much dedication; however, anyone can accomplish this if they are committed and willing to put in the necessary time and effort.
Finding the optimal time and place to write can be tricky. Some writers work best in the morning, while others may find inspiration at night.
International Read Comics on Public Day
Whoever reads comics, whether superhero comics, webcomics, manga, or graphic novels with sexual content, will appreciate this international celebration of comic book readers, particularly at a time of widespread division! It feels like an appropriate gesture.
Brian Heater and Sarah Morean, co-creators of the alternative comics website The Daily Cross Hatch, established International Read Comics in Public Day to reduce the social stigma attached to reading comics in public. August 28, Jack Kirby’s birthday, was chosen as its date to commemorate his notable work in Marvel comics such as X-Men, Fantastic Four, and Iron Man.
Comic Book Day aims to encourage people to bring their comic books out into the public realm and demonstrate that comics aren’t solely designed for kids or “nerds” but can be enjoyed by anyone who appreciates image-driven storytelling. Though many may still perceive comics as juvenile forms of entertainment, it’s important to remember that modern comics have come a long way over recent decades and can now appeal to an audience of all ages.
If you’re celebrating this nerd holiday, post pictures of yourself reading your comics aloud on social media using #ReadComicsInPublicDay so you can join in the discussion! You may even use its hashtag.
Along with celebrating International Comic Book Day, take some time to visit local comic book stores. Please take note of any promotions or events hosted there and use a funny shop locator service to locate them. If you can’t make it into one, borrowing comics from libraries can also help expand your knowledge about genres you may enjoy without incurring extra costs. Plus, it will allow you to sample different types of comics before purchasing them when they are ready!
Jack Kirby’s Birthday
Today marks one hundred years since Jacob Kurtzberg, the widely acclaimed comic book artist Jack Kirby, was born. Kirby was responsible, either fully or partially, for an astounding array of characters, such as most of Marvel Comics’ pantheon of heroes, DC’s New Gods, and Kamandi. His groundbreaking work helped establish the superhero comics genre while inspiring many artists to create characters themselves.
Modern artists continue to rank Kirby among the finest of artists, and many consider him his greatest innovator. Though he worked at various publishers during his career, Marvel is where Kirby truly distinguished himself; co-creating such iconic heroes as the Fantastic Four, Thor, Hulk, and many more in collaboration with them became his signature creations and established him as an artistic mastermind.
He is widely acclaimed for establishing multiple comic styles, from his early American hieroglyphic work to more realistic and emotion-driven storytelling in collaboration with Joe Simon. These techniques influenced legendary artists like Jim Steranko, Mike Wieringo, and Alex Ross.
After his death, Kirby remains an icon for comics fans and industry insiders. While his creation of Marvel movies may have increased his visibility outside the comics world, Kirby remains known among die-hard fans as the King of Comics.
As part of Kirby’s birthday festivities, the long-running fan magazine The Kirby Collector released a special edition featuring tribute art by 100 comics professionals, including Jim Lee and Wendy Pini. Additionally, a panel was hosted at Comic-Con last month, while a campaign is underway to get him recognized with a Google doodle in his honor. However, his influence can be found throughout modern comics—character designs and costumes, panel structures and perspectives, and the visual vocabulary of many talented illustrators…
General Assembly Session Ends
As a part-time legislature, the General Assembly meets briefly yearly to debate and pass legislation. It comprises two chambers: the House of Delegates and the Senate. Sessions typically last either 30 or 60 legislative days, depending on whether it falls on an odd- or even-numbered year, commencing with an organizational session and recess before entering complete session work from mid-to-late April.
At the start of each legislative session, both houses agree on cut-off dates by which bills must pass to be considered by both houses, commonly referred to as Crossover Day and Sine Die. Once passed by both houses, it goes on to the Governor for his consideration or veto; otherwise, it becomes law after ninety days from its enactment (August 28 for regular sessions).
The Governor can convene special sessions to address matters outside the scope of current General Assembly proceedings. These meetings tend to be brief; there’s no time limit imposed as far as length goes.
A veto override is also possible, which allows legislators to bypass a governor’s veto and pass legislation that he or she would have otherwise rejected. This maneuver has only ever succeeded once before in General Assembly history, and usually only when the opposition party threatens majority control of the Senate.
If a veto override is unsuccessful, bills will be brought back before the legislature for further consideration in a special session, either upon request of the governor or through a petition signed by two-thirds of members elected in each house. A special session must take place before the cut-off date outlined in Section 16 of the Constitution, or else legislative proceedings are automatically adjourned sine die. A limited number of days can be reconvened on the call of the governor or a petition signed by two-thirds of elected representatives elected in each house.
End of Summer
When summer officially ends, it depends on many variables, including climate, tradition, and culture. Astronomically speaking, summer begins around the summer solstice (this year occurring between June 20 and 22 in North America) and ends with the autumn equinox, when the sun crosses over from north to south over time. At or around the solstice, you will experience your shortest days, while daylight hours gradually lengthen after this date.
Meteorological summer spans the months of June, July, and August. It typically coincides with the hottest months of the year, culminating with schools and colleges letting out for summer break around Memorial Day; universities typically resume classes between mid- and late-August.
Ending summer can be a bittersweet celebration for many people, though its exact date can often be challenging to ascertain. Kids typically return to school just after Labor Day; beaches begin emptying as families head north in search of cooler temperatures and Thanksgiving celebrations; seasonal theme parks reduce operating hours in favor of weekend evening Halloween fright fests; sports fans notice regular-season professional football and hockey games gradually diminishing; seasonal theme parks reduce operating hours accordingly and advertise weekend evening Halloween scare fests; while sports fans start noting regular-season professional football and hockey game numbers decreasing gradually over the coming weeks—signs that summer’s passing!
But summer remains a beautiful time to enjoy outdoor activities! Cooler temperatures make camping and hiking ideal, while evenings often provide opportunities for enjoying these activities outdoors as well. And nothing beats sipping cold brew on a deck while gazing upon an amazing waterside sunset… Don’t let summer pass you by; plan your summer getaway today using our online countdown tool, and don’t let another memorable experience pass you by! Start planning now; our online countdown tool keeps track of the days until your ideal date arrives!