Interview Series with Premium Comics Owner - Justin Kerr
As an entrepreneur myself it's always great to meet creative people that are creating products for the comic book hobby. This interview series is with Justin Kerr of Premium Comics, who came up with these great looking slab holders. They look like an awesome way to display your graded books in a clean and professional way.
Interview Series with Facebook Seller - Shawna Randall
This interview series is with one of the sellers I bought from when I originally joined the groups on Facebook. Her fair pricing and unbelievable packing definitely made an impression from all the other sellers. It was so good that when I started selling myself, I turned to her for a lot of advice and she was always quick to reply with knowledge and helped me trememdously. Hopefully you can learn from her as well.
Interview Series with Facebook Seller - Aaron Quintana
This interview series is with Facebook Seller Aaron Quintana. He's another good seller I've done business with in one of many Facebook comic book groups out there. He's fairly new to selling so I thought his point of view and advice would be a great help to all those teetering on the edge of becoming a seller.
Interview Series with Gemini Comics Supply Founder - Bryan Kelly
This interview series is with the founder of an extremely well known brand that just about every comic book buyer and seller is familiar with. As a seller and a buyer, Gemini Mailers are the standard for shipping books safely and effectively. At the end of last year I reached out to a number of different comic suppliers with interview requests. I was pleasantly suprised when Bryan wrote a reply personally. It was exciting to be able to learn more about him and do this interview!
Interview Series with Former Comic Book Store Owner and Online Seller - John Jelley
This interview series is with a former local comic book shop owner John Jelley. I met John through one of the many Facebook comic groups. And since he's accomplished a dream/bucket list goal that many of us have had as collectors I thought it would be awesome to learn more about him and hear about his story.
Interview Series with Instagram Seller - Greg Ciraulo of @mtgcomics
This interview series is with Greg Ciraulo, who runs a great Facebook group, Making the Grade, and sells on Instagram as well. If you're on Facebook, I highly recommend joining his group. It's a great resource for getting another opinion on your raw books in terms of grading. So I thought what better person to interview and pick his brain for this interview series.
Top 3 Tips when Starting a Comic Book Collection
Superheroes and comic book characters have become more popular than ever with the release of blockbuster movies from Marvel and DC Comics during the past few decades. Back when I was younger the special effects and technology was not available to give life to the pages of the comics I read. There were several bad attempts at TV shows and movies that were incredibly bad. Now with both powerhouses announcing plans for dozens of movies coming in the next five years, there is going to be even more newcomers to the hobby of comic book collecting. So where do you begin? Start with these top 3 tips in order to put together a good collection.
Interview Series with Franco Lozano - 2206 Cosplay
This interview series is with an old high-school buddy from my old neighborhood back in Chicago. We were good friends way before social media and through the magic of Facebook reconnected. I had no idea he was into comics or even into cosplay until I saw some of his photos. So I figured it would be a great way to reconnect and do an interview for the blog. He's a great guy and we go way back and his cosplay is amazing!