JUNKY COMICS - OPENING IN WEST END!
Brisbane’s newest and favourite online destination for comic books and graphic novels is pleased to announce the official opening of its first store on Vulture Street, in the cultural hub of Brisbane’s West End.
Junky Comics is an independent comic book store established by Vlada Edirippulige. Known for her work as Brisbane-based illustrator Junky and as a founding member of the local band Major Leagues, Vlada officially started Junky Comics at the tail end of 2014 as an online store dedicated to housing an unrivalled collection of classic, alternative and independent comics. An overwhelming amount of interest from comic book lovers and art enthusiasts saw the store cave in to popular demand, and participate in a handful of pop-up events, before reaching the original objective of opening Junky Comics as a store in Brisbane.
“The goal from the very start was always to open Junky Comics as a physical store. I wanted to pool together a selection of great local and international publications that you may not otherwise be able to find in Brisbane and put them all under one roof, for both comic enthusiasts and for someone that might be picking up their first comic.”
In mid-2014 Vlada embarked on a month-long comic book tour of North America, visiting a handful of iconic stores such as Forbidden Planet and Midtown Comics in New York, Meltdown Comics in LA and Floating World in Portland, gathering inspiration for the future of Junky Comics.
“I spent a lot of time in comic stores in America, trying to get an idea of what I wanted the shop to be like. I think that comic book stores often have a stigma attached to them, and I wanted Junky to be different from people’s expectations. I wanted it to be the kind of place that you can grab a coffee, discover a new comic or even put on an art show.”
Junky Comics officially opens its doors on April 10th and fans can expect household comic classics from Mavel, DC, Dark Horse and Image Comics, independent works from Nobrow and Fantagraphics and everything from 60’s feminist cartoons and graphic novels to art books, zines and literature.
The shop will double as a creative space for workshops, trivia nights and art exhibitions, with Junky Comics already signing a joint venture with local art initiative NOFUN, who will host a string of group exhibitions at the shop on a quarterly basis. The first show is called “Unpaid Interns: A Wes Anderson Art Show” and will open on the evening of April 10th.
JUNKY COMICS OFFICIALLY OPENS ON:
FRIDAY, APRIL 10th @ 83 VULTURE STREET, WEST END.