Comic Creators In Florida – What Are You Doing On Wednesday?

Screen Shot 2015-06-01 at 21.15.34Patrick Potter owns the store Comic World, the oldest comic shop in Pinellas County, Florida, with his wife. Currently running a big sale, he tells Bleeding Cool why,

A few things happened that resulted in my falling behind on the store rent. I've been fighting an illegal foreclosure as a result of mortgage fraud committed by Wells Fargo as the main reason, with the landlord here raising the rent 25% rather than the CPI 9% which we were promised as another. Anyway, she has given us until Friday, June 5th to pay her all the back rent, which is $3,750.00, and indicated she expects June's rent of $750.00 too (at the old rent price, all rent including current would have been covered with money left over for what I owe in back rent, which is why the rent spike was so bad).

So not great. Which is why he is trying to organise a signing event at his store for Wednesday. Which, yes, is what you call short notice. A number of his regular comic creators are unavailable…

So here is a shout out. Would anyone by willing to turn up at the store for a promotional event? Patrick tells me.

I don't have money to reimburse people transportation costs up front, but if I have a strong turnout, I probably could then swing something. We're still very short of our goal but I estimated that if we had 150 people come through buying 5 comics each with a cover price of 3.99, even offering 25% off as part of my sale, I'd have this bill covered.

Anyone willing to help a store in need?

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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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