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Monday, July 11, 2005
Image Comics Ambassador of Cool
Talks the Isotope
As Executive Director of Image Comics, Eric Stephenson may not get the glory like the other guys, but his good taste and refinement has guided Image Comics through the super hero explosion of the 90s to the stylish, diverse, and hip entity we know it to be today.
Without a doubt, in the comic industry, Stephenson is the man who knows comics, commerce and culture. So it was quite an honor to stumble upon some very kind words about the Isotope during one of our semi-regular visits to Stephenson's blog.
"In other news, the inimitable James Sime has moved his one-of-a-kind Isotope comics lounge to San Francisco's Hayes Valley, which puts it just within walking distance of my apartment. In addition to the new address, the Isotope has had something of a makeover, and is even cooler than it was before. If you can imagine such a thing. There are plenty of great comic book shops out there, but almost none of them achieve what James' store does, which is make comics seem like one of the hipper and more vibrant pieces of the big ol' puzzle we call pop culture. If there were more comic book shops like the Isotope, I seriously believe there would be more people reading comics. So, if you live in the San Francisco area, you should stop by. And if you're visiting, add it to your list of places to visit. You won't be disappointed."
Check out more of Mister Stephenson's blog at www.ericstephenson.com