Off Panel #143: Shop Talk with John Hendrick and Steve Anderson

In a bonus episode of Off Panel, we have one recorded live last week from ComicsPRO’s annual meeting in Portland, Oregon with two of the best retailers in comics – John Hendrick of Dublin’s Big Bang Comics and Steve Anderson of Maryland’s Third Eye Comics. It’s a caffeine fueled discussion – at least on my end – where we talk about the origins of their shops, their affinity for retail, how they organize their comics, what 2017 was like for their shops, Rick & Morty, their hopes for 2018, Marvel’s Fresh Start, customer behavior, the value of signings and events, and more.

You can find Hendrick on Twitter and his shop Big Bang Comics on Twitter and Facebook. You can find Anderson’s shop, Third Eye Comics, on their website, Facebook and Twitter.

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Header image is from Third Eye Comics. Intro and outro music is Vulfpeck’s Outro from their album Vollmilch. Thanks to the band for letting me use the track.