Everything's Archie!

Archie Comics is spending the summer and fall of 2011 promoting it's Literacy Tour, and I am lucky enough to work somewhere where they made one of their stops!

The kids at the camp I work for loved the workshop they put on almost as much as I did, but no one dug the groovy '74 Ford Econoline as much as I!

Press Release:

Archie Comics’ Comic Book Fairs in Partnership with Fandom Advisory Network is taking a road trip across America! The Archie Comics Literacy Tour is a celebration of Archie’s storied 70 year history and a mission to promote literacy and learning through comic books. Starting at this years Comic Con in San Diego, Archie will drive across country and stop off at comic book stores, children’s bookstores, museums, and schools to run creative workshops and champion the legacy of Archie Comics through new titles and restorations of their older ones ( Archie: A Celebration of America’s Favorite Teenager). Comic Book Fairs, a division of Archie Comics, built on the mission to advocate comic books in education, will be working with schools and comic books stores to build strong connections within their community to establish Archie Comics as a learning tool for educators. We at Archie feel that comic books can be a great conduit to literacy and academic concepts, especially for reluctant readers.

The Literacy Tour will be a great trip not just for us, but for our fans past, present, and future.

Below are the places and dates you can find us this summer. Would love to see you there!
David Rojas
Director of Education
Archie Comics

Wed, August 3rd – San Jose, CA
Hicklebees Children’s Books
1378 Lincoln Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125

Saturday, August 6th – San Francisco, CA
305 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, CA 94117

Sunday, August 7th- San Francisco, CA
National Cartoon Museum Archie Exhibit
655 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

Wednesday, August 10th- Ashland, OR
Treehouse Children’s Books
15 North Main Street, Ashland, OR 97520-2725

Thursday, August 11th – Douglas County- OR
Douglas County Fair
2110 SW Frear Street, Roseburg, OR 97471

Saturday, August 13th – Portland, OR
Bridge City Comics
3725 North Mississippi Avenue, Portland, OR 97227-1158

Wednesday, August 17th – Boise, ID
Captain Comics
710 South Vista Avenue, Boise, ID 83705-1713

Saturday, August 20th – Salt Lake City, UT
Night Flight Comics
210 East 400 South, Salt Lake City

Sunday, August 21st – Boulder, CO
Time Warp Comics
3105 28th Street, Boulder, CO 80301

Monday, August 22nd -Denver, CO
Denver Children’s Hospital
1830 Franklin Street, Denver, 80218, CO

Saturday, August 27th Ames, IA
Mayhem Comics
2532 Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50014-7218

Tuesday, August 30th , Minneapolis MN
Wild Rumpus Children’s Bookstore
2720 W 43rd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55410

Wednesday, August 31st – St Paul, MN
Mickey’s Diner
1950 7th Street West, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55116

Saturday, September 3rd , Chicago, IL
Magic Tree Bookstore
141 North Oak Park Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60301-1303

Thursday, September, 8th, Virginia, VA
Virginia Public Schools
34 Wine Street, Hampton, VA 23669-4046

Friday- Sunday September 9th- 11th -  VA
Virginia Bay Days
34 Wine Street, Hampton, VA 23669-4046

Wednesday-Friday, September 14th- 16th- Pittsburgh, PA
Pittsburgh Propel Charter Schools
340 Bilmar Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205-4620

Saturday, September 17th -PA
Mifflinburg Auto Show
10770 Old Turnpike Rd, Mifflinburg, 17844 PA

Sunday, September 18th- Pittsburgh, PA
945 Liberty Avenue #1, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-3729

Wednesday, September 21st – Baltimore, MD
City Springs School
100 South Caroline Street, Baltimore, MD 21231-1703

Saturday, Sept 24th , Baltimore, MD
Geppi Museum
301 West Camden Street, Baltimore, MD 21201-2434

Wednesday, September 28th – RI
The Learning Community
21 Lincoln Avenue, Central Falls, RI 02863-2012

Thursday, September 29th-  RI
Kingston Hill Academy
850 Stony Fort Rd, Saunderstown, RI 02874

Saturday, October 1st – RI
Barrington Books
184 County Road, Barrington, RI 02806-4529

Friday – Saturday , October 7th -8th- D.C.
3233 14TH ST. NW, Washington, DC 20010

Wednesday, October 12th -NYC
Amber Charter School
220 East 106th Street, New York


  1. What! No Michigan stop? Dang it! lol.

    love that van too Bubba. : D

  2. i love the Econoline! i drove one (not as cool) a few times