Sally Forth

Comic Book College is Moving

When a scene in Sally Forth calls for a specific locale (grocery store, movie theater, etcetera) I’ll often use spots around my hometown of Minneapolis for reference. For Hil and Faye’s local comic book shop I picked Comic Book College.

I use this comic book shop as it holds some nostalgia for me. When I was growing up in Minneapolis in the 1970s the collector’s market for comics was just getting underway. The two places to get back issues were Shinders on 7th and Comic City. Shinders on 7th was torn down decades ago but Comic City survived, morphing over the years into Comic Book College.

And now Comic Book College is moving to it’s new location at 4632 Nicollet Avenue.

So here’s wishing Tim Lohn and his crew all the best at their new location!

Tim Lohn with original Sally Forth page featuring Hil and Faye going to Comic Book College.
12/4/2016 Sally Forth page Tim Lohn is holding in prior pic.

And last but not least, from the Comic Book College Facebook page.

line UPDATE: Pics from First Day
August 2, 2017

New Store – 4632 Nicollet Avenue
Comic Book College is open and ready for business!
LOTS of space for comics –
more drawers and display units yet to be delivered…
Kids section by front window getting organized.
Long row of new comics.
Back issue drawers with graphic novel shelves on top.
Tim Lohn on day one at the new location.

Talked to owner, Tim Lohn, and he said he didn’t quite get everything over to the new store yet, but they are open with what they’ve got so far and will just keep working on it over the next few weeks.

And coming up Saturday at Comic Book College – Emil Ferris!

By Jim Keefe

Jim Keefe is the current artist of the Sally Forth comic strip. From 1996-2003 he was the writer and artist of the Flash Gordon comic strip. A graduate of the Joe Kubert School, Keefe likewise teaches Comic Art. Teaching and speaking engagements include SVA in Manhattan, Hofstra’s UCCE Youth Programs, and most recently the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.