Next time I am in Brooklyn, I’d like to check out this comic book store called “Loot.” I saw a segment about it on the Today Show recently.
It’s not just a comic book store, but it’s a place where kids can sit around and create their own comics and the store will sell them! The kids keep 90% of the proceeds from the sale which is “loot” for them in the shop. It looks as if the place opened last summer.
There are over 3000 comics, mostly personal comics of owner Joe Einhorn, that can be bought or borrowed, like a library.
There are tables where kids can sit around and create. There are workshops, too where kids can learn the craft and where they are teamed up to create comic books.
The store has white walls and looks a lot like a gallery.
I would love to go and buy some of the kids’ work, I think it’s such a great way to encourage them to continue with their art. I’ll take you along when I get there.