About Us

info@comicbooklounge.com

The Comic Book Lounge opened on College Street on February 8th, 2012 (days after the closing of Dragon Lady Comics). The Lounge moved from that location on April 30, 2015 when the lease expired (we opted not to renew). From May 1, 2015 until December 31, 2016 we provided subscription and special services. All subscription services are provided now by All New Comics, Inc.

So what now?

Well, now that we are not a new product provided, the Comic Book Lounge + Gallery site has been tagged KevtheMev’s Comic Book Lounge + Gallery, a place where I (that is, me – Kevin Boyd) will promote upcoming shows where I will be vending and/or any events in which I am working.

As of October 2015, I accepted the position of Comic Relations Coordinator and lead comics consultant for Fan Expo HQ – the company that oversees pop culture events in Toronto, Regina, Vancouver, Dallas, Orlando, Tampa and most recently, Boston.

I am also the director/producer of the annual Joe Shuster Awards with the support of many comic book retailers from across Canada.

We have a large inventory that is kept off-site, and items can be requested for pick-up or delivery. please contact us with your requests

647-999-4135  /  info@comicbooklounge.com

Kevin A. Boyd, Owner /  Operator

About the Owner: Overstreet Price Guide Advisor 2005-2015, current director/co-founder of the Joe Shuster Awards for Canadian Comic Book Creators (2004 present). Comic Relations Coordinator for Fan Expo HQ (as of October 2015), previously Canadian Comic Guest Coordinator (from 2007-2012). Co-founder/co-promoter of the Paradise Comics Toronto Comicon (2003-2007). CGC’s (Comic book Grading Company) Signature Series Director (2005-2010). Creator, Black Light Comics – The Cat, Battlestar, Tales from the Hood (1986-1994). In his spare time, Kevin researches cancer.

Former Management and Staff of the Comic Book Lounge (2012-2015):

  • Sean Menard
  • Joe Kilmartin,
  • Kellam Templeton-Smith
  • Rachel Richey
  • Mike Bothelho
  • Christopher Yao
  • Debra Jane Shelly

MEDIA

Comic Lovers Get a Clubhouse, The Torontoist Blog – March 26, 2012

Innerspace: Comic Book Lounge, Space Network – March 30, 2012

The Comic Book Lounge and Gallery, BlogTO – March 30, 2012

Industry Night at the Comic Book Lounge, TDotComics – December 1, 2012

24 Hour Comic Challenge Marathon, Ty Templeton’s Comic Book Boot Camp – January 7, 2013

Ladies Night at the Lounge, Comic Book Daily – January 17, 2013

Happy 1st Anniversary to the Comic Book Lounge, Ty Templeton’s Art Land! – February 14, 2013

Kill Shakespeare – The Tide of Blood – Space, March 8, 2013

Toronto’s Comic Book Empire Strikes Back – Toronto4kids.com, April 2013

Toronto’s Comic Book Shops – The Vibe, May 27, 2013

The Comic Book Lounge (on College) was a media friendly space, and has been used for location shoots for:

LOST HEROES – THE MOVIE

REVIEWS ON THE RUN

SPACE – INNERSPACE

THE NAKED NEWS – THE NAKED NERD SEGMENTS

PRINCE CASPIAN aka David Fischer – location for Brooklyn music video

The Comic Book Lounge was a community partner for the REEL ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL (Annual event in November at the Royal Theatre)

6 thoughts on “About Us”

  1. Hello Comic Book Lounge and Gallery. I want to Nominate you with a Blog meme award known as The Reality Blog award. I just really find what you are doing with your store to be both interesting and excellent. I actually keep on meaning to visit you, but I never find myself in your area. But I hear that you are doing excellent things and you keep a note of them on here. That is why I want to give you this Award meme but, if you don’t think it appropriate for this Blog I understand and you can certainly delete this comment accordingly. Anyway, the link to the Award can be found here: http://wp.me/p2qfuv-sz if you are interested. I also have a few articles that you might be interested in on the rest of my own Blog as well. Take care.

  2. Heard about y’all from the commenter above me ^ … Just heard about the Lounge in the past few months and will definitely come down to check out your titles sometime in the coming days. My blog is largely dedicated to reviewing political / historical / educational comic books – http://nmguiniling.wordpress.com – Thanks and talk soon!

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