Some years back, I wondered if anybody would step up and maintain, like, a site that lists comics shops worth visiting (when on vacation) and web sites worth visiting when shopping for interesting comics.
That never happened.
So now I’m just gonna start keeping this blog post updated with links and stuff. The first links are just off the top of my head, so I’ll be adding stuff as we go along…
These are shops that I’ve been at (or heard good things about) and have interesting small press stuff.
San Francisco: Comix Experience
Toronto: The Beguiling Books & Art
(This list does not at all attempt to list all comics shops I’ve visited, just the ones with small press/art comics stuff. Google is great at listing mainstream comics stores, but sucks at saying which ones are worth visiting for this kind of stuff.)
Domino Books, the most awesome seller of fabulous comics
These are publishers that have web shops — weirdly enough, most publishers don’t sell directly.
This list includes “international publishers” only, i.e. publishers who publish (some stuff) in English.
If you’ve got stuff to add, please comment on this post and I’ll integrate links.
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fatbottom in barcelona (never been there but ordered from them a lot)
Forbidden Planet, Birmingham, https://goo.gl/maps/gP7kK52qeYhy553W9
Jeez, talk about coincidences. Inspired by this blog, I registered a domain this afternoon, wanting to get a site up cataloguing the alt and art comics scenes, with previews and samples of work, little interviews, etc. Kinda like a buyer’s guide. I’ll post here when it’s up and running.
Great! Looking forward to it.
Re: My post above. Just to clarify, I was inspired by this blog in general, and not this post in particular, which I only just saw.
Hi Lars, is there any chance I could make use of the online retailers listed above on my alt and art comics site? With full credit, of course! 🙂
Sure, go ahead.
Well, I’m still finding my feet, but the first post is up.
And you can find the lists I stole from you here: https://alternative-comics.com/online-stores/
P.S. Do you recognize the theme? 🙂
Nice theme. 🙂 The site looks like a great idea in general, too, and I’ll be checking it out regularly.
Cool. I’m sure things are going to evolve/change quickly, but I wanted to make a start and avoid the curse of analysis paralysis.
I got sent a tip:
Beguiling Books in Canada.
The Beguiling Books & Art
319 College Street
Toronto, Ontario M5T 1S2
A shop with a web shop (I’m sure you know this one): https://copaceticcomics.com/
Yup, already added under the “Shops” section. 🙂
D’oh! I though it unlikely you’d have missed it. 🙂
The Million Year Picnic, Cambridge, MA