Friday, February 18, 2011

The challenge to inspire

The Daytripper Challenge continues. After an entire week receiving pictures from our readers, I can't help but think that comics, being such a personal reading experience, should inspire an equally personal reaction and response, and I think anybody who can lose a little bit of the day to take a picture and send over the internet across the world when they didn't have to, and to somebody they never met, is creating this wonderful aura in which we can all appreciate comics and the power that stories have to make us want to do something, do better, and do more.

Jamie Heron bought Daytripper in a Kinokuniya bookshop in Sidney, Australia. Apparently, he liked the book so much that the tried to smile. Do you think he was successful? Thanks anyway, Jamie.

Dave Trendell lives in Buckinghanshire, in the UK, and was bummed that there wasn't a Hard Cover edition of Daytripper, but he was happy when he discovered Gosh! Comics, a great comics store in London, had an exclusive bookplate edition, so he ordered his online. And he works on a school and will, according to his words, "make sure all the English Teachers at the school I work at get a chance to read a copy!", which I think is awesome. You're awesome, Dave.

Back to work, then.

Have a great weekend.

1 comment:

A Rebel said...

O Jamie ali é parente de vcs, num é não?... hehehe. Brincando. São os irmãos around the world.
Parabéns caras, cês merecem.