Alleycat Comics. You really do have to walk down an alley to get to the store and, truth be told, the alley makes me a tad claustrophobic. I usually hustle the last couple feet and pretend I'm a spy.
P. and I were in the store one night when customers were at tables trading comic books. I was jealous. It was such a vibrant community and the people were having so much fun. And ladies - if you need a date you might want to start hanging out at this store since it's very male dominated.
I try to like graphic novels. I've always enjoyed the Love and Rockets series. I've read "Watchmen" and "The Dark Knight". We read "Persephone" for the Novella group and I loved the illustrations and what they added to the story.
This one left me flat. I would have liked more historical informational about the characters in the story. One of the creators indicates that's not really the point but I would have liked to learn more about the people. The pictures were so spare that the story moved really fast. I finished this one in a couple hours. I felt sad. So maybe that was the desired effect. A little blah, a little flat, a little depressed. But still not sure if graphic novels are my thing. I will keep trying - I like to visit Alleycat when I'm on Clark Street. You should too!