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Over 1,000 comics distributed on Free Comic Book Day

OVER 1,200 comic books were distributed free to children and adults who took part in this year’s Free Comic Book Day at Joeten-Kiyu Public Library on Saturday.

Green Flash Comics owner Glenn Keaton said this year saw the participation of more people than last year’s event.

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Children and teens check out the free comic books at Joeten-Kiyu Public Library on Saturday.Children and teens check out the free comic books at Joeten-Kiyu Public Library on Saturday.
Teenagers display some of their free comics.Teenagers display some of their free comics.
Children avail themselves of the free body painting service.Children avail themselves of the free body painting service.
A boy reads one of the books for sale.Photos by Raquel C. BagnolPhotos by Raquel C. BagnolA boy reads one of the books for sale. Photos by Raquel C. Bagnol

“We gave away more comics — over 1,200 — than we did last year. For the entire two hours, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., there was always someone — a kid and/or teen and adult — waiting in line for their free comics,” Keaton said.

After the comic book distribution at the public library, Keaton continued giving away free comic books at his shop in Garapan.

He added that many more customers came into the store this year than last year - some just for their free comic, others for their free comics and to browse and buy.

“There were moments when my small shop was almost over-crowded, but we did give away almost all of the in-store stock of free comics,” Keaton said.

There was greater participation in the art and Cosplay contests last year but, he added,   “we’ll be working on making next year’s contest participation equal to or better than year one.”

He thanked this year’s sponsors and the community for supporting the event: Bridge Capital, Coca-Cola, IT&E, National Office Supply, Pacific Islands Club, lawmakers and the local news media services.

Keaton said those who did not make it to the event can still get free comics — first come, first served — one per person, until supplies run out.

Free Comic Book Day is held in May, but because Green Flash Comics had to wait for the comic books to arrive, it decided to hold the event in June.

Joeten-Kiyu Public Library technical services librarian Rosalyn Ajoste said they were happy to see everyone having a great time.

“We thank all the library patrons and the community for bringing their families and kids to join us for the event. We hope to have a bigger crowd next year,” Ajoste said.

On behalf of Joeten-Kiyu Public Library, she thanked Keaton for spearheading the event.

Also on Saturday, the public library sold books and provided entertainment such as face and body painting.

Acting public library director Erlinda Naputi said the turnout was good and she thanked everybody for coming.

For more information, call Green Flash Comics in Garapan at 233-0899 or email greenflash670@gmail.com. To learn more about library events, visit Joeten-Kiyu Public Library or call Rosalyn Ajoste at 235-7329 or 235-READ (7323).