Big Bang Comics
Ireland’s Big Bang Comics reports to Zach and TCJ about the changes they’ve seen in the old school single-issue comics retail model, and whether a periodical-focused store has an economic future.
Partners and Son
Come on in! Zach Rabiroff visits Partners and Son, Philadelphia’s curated zine shop and gallery space, and the force behind the Philly Comics Expo.
Jeff Alford, the human being behind Wig Shop, shares how his retail journey as a cool website featuring comics he likes and wants to get behind has transitioned from a fun hobby to a legitimate business over the last few years.
Pulp 716 Coffee & Comics
Keith Silva catches up with Pulp 716 about how the pandemic has changed–and in some cases improved–sales at their two locations, how they deal with people new to comics, and how to best make money off your haters.
Keith talks to Justin Sinnott (the “Ogre” of “Ogre’s Grove”) about the recent shift in distribution, and how he thinks it might actually improve things.
Nicholas catches up with Nico Rodríguez about how things have been at Fatbottom, the popular Barcelona comic shop in the wake of Spain’s response to the spread of COVID-19.
Sterling Silver Comics
Longtime comics retailer Mike Sterling walks Keith through how COVID-19 has impacted his California based shop, Sterling Silver Comics.
Nicholas Burman visits Amsterdam’s legendary comic shop Lambiek for a bit of their history, as well as their prescription for handling their COVID-19 influenced present.
Comic Book Hideout
A lifetime in comics has prepared Glynnes Pruett of California’s Comic Book Hideout for just about anything, and that includes dealing with a global pandemic.
We speak with longtime comics retailer (and longtime industry commenter) Brian Hibbs of Comix Experience about how attempts to combat a global pandemic have impacted the comics retail business.
Earth Prime Comics
In this week’s conversation, Keith is talking with Damon Savage of Vermont’s Earth Prime Comics about how they’ve responded to being shut down, and what they’re worried about regarding the future of the medium.
Legend Comics & Coffee
In this installment of our comics retail interview column, Keith Silva
The Copacetic Comics Company
In the first Retail Therapy of 2020, we’re catching up with Bill Boichel, whose Copacetic Comics Company is legitimately one of a kind!
Generation X Comics & Games
A Dallas comic book store is giving away $25,000? You read that right. Find out all about it in our conversation with Wayne McNeil, from Generation X Comics & Games!
The Best Comics Of 2018: A Retail Perspective!
In our first Retail Therapy of 2019, we’re hearing from some of our favorite shopkeeps about what got them most excited to unlock the doors in 2018.
Fantagraphics Books & Gallery
Our latest installment of Retail Therapy stayed close to home–by speaking with Larry Reid, of the Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery!
Escape Pod Comics
Escape Pod Comics has only been open for six years, but they’ve already made their presence known. We spoke with Menachem Luchins to find out what’s going on in Huntington, New York.
Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse
Since their launch in 2015, Amagalm Comics in Philadelphia has gone on to become one of the most well known comics destinations in North America. We caught up with owner/operator Ariell Johnson on what it’s like behind the counter.
2018 saw Desert Island into its tenth year, which means we finally pinned Gabe Fowler down for the latest installment in our Retail Therapy column!
Mission: Comics & Art
In this installment of Retail Therapy, Leef Smith talks about what it takes to stand out and succeed in comics retail.
In our latest installment of Retail Therapy, we spoke with Jake Shapiro, of Washington DC’s Fantom Comics!
Founded in 1987, The Beguiling has set a new standard in Canada for comics and graphic novel retail. Showcasing the largest selection of alternative, underground and avant-garde graphic story telling in the country, The Beguiling has a worldwide reputation for excellence. Peter Birkemoe has the deets!
Third Eye Comics
In the latest episode of our retailer interview series, Third Eye Comics makesa couple of simple requests: better cover design, and more books like Chew. Wait, Chew?
Jenn Haines, owner of The Dragon, came all the way from Ontario to explain how she went ahead and created the future of comics retail about two decades ago.