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!
And last but not least, from the Comic Book College Facebook page.
UPDATE: Pics from First Day
August 2, 2017
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!