First off, Free Comic Book Day is TODAY! Hurray! What is Free Comic Book Day? Free Comic Book Day is a single day - the first Saturday in May each year - when participating comic book shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely FREE to anyone who comes into their stores. It's been around since 2002, and is a great opportunity to go to your friendly neighbourhood comic book store and leave with a ton of swag. Get yer Archies, get yer Marvel comics, get yer juice boxes and cookies.
What will Drawn & Quarterly be throwin' down, gauntlet wise? We're so glad you asked! D+Q has a sneak peak of SHOWA Vol. 2, Shigeru Mizuki's semi-autobiographical epic of his life during the SHOWA period, with fascinating and compassionate insight into a tumultuous and devastating period in Japan's history.
Last but not least, L'école Lambert-Close is hosting a bike swap between 10am and 2pm, once again TODAY. Give away or trade in your bike, or just get a tune up for a ~fresh look~ and whatnot. If you come at noon, you can learn all about bike safety! Be a practical cyclist and go down to L'école Lambert-Close for what's sure to be a wonderful day.
So what are you up to today, neighbourhood friends? A whole heck of a lot, it looks like. Nothing beats being a kid in the Mile End (although being a parent in the Mile End is a damn close second. Damn close).