Is there someone in your life who doesn't read comics? Use today as a way to show them how many types of styles, genres, tones, & age ranges of material there are in this medium. Comics are stories. And who doesn't like stories?
This is an echo of a sentiment I used in my Keynote speech at last years Ringo Awards:
That there are already comics out there for every type of reader, no matter what type of story/tone/genre they already consume in other forms of media.
So, now that it's a few days after FCBD, you may be wondering what to put in front of your non-(or new)-comic reader's eyes to keep them interested. Below is a list of genres (and in the case of 'webcomics'--less about genre and more about methods to find & read the material) with suggestions for each mostly gleaned off of my own bookshelves. This is by no means some definitive list, but meant only to be personal examples I could use to illustrate how many types of books exist out there. Enjoy, I hope you find something for the newly initiated in your life as well as perhaps yourself.
Gotham Academy, Little Nemo, Amulet
Giant Days, I Hate Fairyland, Chew
Mouse Guard, Bone, Cursed Pirate Girl
Owly, Korgi, Little Robot
300, Usagi Yojimbo, Leauge of Extra Ordinary Gentlemen
Through the Woods, Hellboy, Locke & Key
Sin City, The Rocketeer, Blacksad
Maus, Bone Sharps, Cowboys, & Thunder Lizards,
Treasury of Victorian Murder
Oz, Tenty Thousand Leauges, Fafhrd & The Gray Mouser
Blankets, Strangers in Paradise, Miki Falls
Runners, Space Dumplins, Southern Cross
Lackadaisy, Table Titans, Abominable Charles Christopher*
(All of these have content available for free,
but also have collections printed as beautifully published books too)
Heroes Con: June 15-17
San Diego Comic Con: July 18-22
Baltimore Comic Con: Sept. 28-30
New York Comic Con: Oct. 4-7