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 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 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Kevin A. Boyd, Owner / Operator
About the Owner: Overstreet Price Guide Advisor since 2005, 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) initial 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.
- Sean Menard, co-owner.
- Joe Kilmartin, FullTime Manager & Retail Consultant, February 2012-April 2013
- Kellam Templeton-Smith, Part-Time Retail Clerk and Retail Consultant, Spring 2012-Fall 2013
- Rachel Richey, Part-time Retail Clerk, February 2013-April 2013. Full-Time Retail Clerk (Assistant to the Manager), May 2013-September 2013, Part time Retail Clerk, October 2013-April 2014
- Mike Bothelho, Full-Time Retail Clerk and Retail Consultant, Assistant to the Manager since September 2013-July 2015. Part time retail clerk summer 2013.
- Christopher Yao – Artist in residence and Retail Clerk.
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:
The Comic Book Lounge was a community partner for the REEL ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL (Annual event in November at the Royal Theatre)