Congrats to Toronto’s newest Comic Book Store!

These days it seems as though many comic book shops are closing down, whether it’s because owners are moving on, decreasing sales, or lower margins.  So it’s refreshing when new comic shops open up – and there’s one in our very own backyard of Toronto.

Two weeks ago The Dragon Lady, a top comic shop that our artist Andy Belanger visits every Wednesday, closed down.  In its ashes a new store – and gallery – has risen.  Run by the uber-busy Kevin Boyd and Joe Kilmartin (the manager of the Dragon Lady), the two (along with Toronto Cartoonists’ Workshop owner Sean Menard)  have teamed up to start up the Comic Book Lounge & Gallery, located a block away from the old Dragon Lady location.  They had a “soft launch” last night and I swung by to visit.  It’s a cool spot that perhaps we can even use for future launch parties.

You can check out their website here.

The Comic Book Lounge & Gallery co-owners Kevin & Joe

Congrats to Kevin, Joe and Sean – and everyone else involved – for following their passion and making things happen (did I just quote from the theme song of Flashdance?…)!

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