VISITORS to Skipton Library will be able to pick up a free comic from Friday (November 12).

The giveaway is in conjunction with Yorkshire comic art festival, ‘Thought Bubble’, taking place this weekend at the Harrogate Convention Centre.

Skipton library, along with other North Yorkshire libraries, has teamed up with Thought Bubble to offer free comics and graphic novels for people to take home and read or give to a friend.

They will be available on a first come, first served basis and include titles from major publishers such as Marvel and DC, featuring characters including Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, the Avengers, the X-Men, Tomb Raider, Transformers and many others.

Thought Bubble events will run in various parts of Yorkshire in the week leading up to the convention, and the giveaway is one of two fringe events being held at libraries.

County Councillor Greg White, said: “Comics are not only fun, but can be a great way for children to develop their love of reading, so this giveaway is not to be missed. The county’s libraries has an extensive range of comics and graphic novels for children and adults – both in branches and online – so anyone who enjoys comics or wants to rediscover them should visit their library or search our online catalogue to see what’s on offer.”