Hayley Campbell has led a life steeped in comics. Daughter of writer/artist Eddie Campbell, she worked at Gosh Comics in London for years and recently published a book with Neil Gaiman, whom she interviewed on stage at the Barbican.
And now she writes for Buzzfeed – and was able to tap into her long experience to write the roast piece 37 Things You Learn From Working In A Comic Shop. Including,
29. The worst thing that can happen is this.
8. Anyone who buys Tarot: Witch of the Black Rose is a total wrong'un, yet on a Tarot week you will absolutely read it on your lunchbreak.
And one I will totally be teasing Jamie about:
20. Girls with asymmetric haircuts will always buy a Jamie McKelvie comic that you swear they bought last week.
We are also very grateful for a mention. Ish.
16. The worst guys are the guys who buy 10 copies of some comic Bleeding Cool said would be worth a bunch on eBay. "Do you have the one with Obama on the cover?" MAY YOUR AUCTIONS END WITH ZERO BIDS AND YOUR LIFE BE AN INFINITE LOOP OF RELISTINGS.
Sorry about that, people wanting to buy Darth Vader #3… Although the most peculiar moment was one final response in the comments.
Name scrubbed out to protect the guilty, with So You've Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson in my headspace, but damn. St. John Ambulance, for those who don't know, is a British Christian charity that provides free healthcare at public events and encourages a greater knowledge of first aid…
Not sure that's entirely conducive with an appeal to commit suicide…