Happy Polar Vortex to all of you, my loyal readers. All six or eight of you. Four if we’re counting the ones likely still warm and alive.
In between my social feeds being choked with people throwing pots of water into the freezing air, or freeze-drying t-shirts all to garner useless likes from their friends and families… I noticed a prompt from local comic shop magnate Carmelo Chimera (whose name either makes him a wizard, mage, or super hero by my estimation). In a fifteen minute video posted to his feed, Carmelo — wanting to do something so Carmelo — has decided to give away one of his comic book stores. Full stop.
Not sell it. No. Give it away. But I suppose I should clarify: this isn’t an up-for-grabs fight for the keys. Instead, Mr. Chimera (I assume, transmitted from his underground volcanic laboratory) is inviting anyone willing to take seriously the responsibility of shop ownership to compete for the opportunity. And while some of you may be thinking it’ll be some form of Bachelor-esque YouTube reality show? Carmelo’s gauntlet comes thrown with a very straight-forward prompt.
Convince him the store should be yours in 500 words or less. “What makes a great comic book store?” Continue reading “So Long and Thanks for the Fish, Man #025: Unshaven Comics Comics”