What were you doing in 1978? Geoffrey Patterson was opening a comic book store in Gardena for which he chose the extremely clever name of Geoffrey’s Comics. It’s one of the landmark shops here in Southern California and today it’s celebrating its 30th anniversary with some special guests, some nifty giveaways, a 30%-off sale on pretty much everything in the store (the exception being new books). You can buy these there, for instance:
I got a nice note from Geoff the other day inviting me to swing by (which I’m planning to do this afternoon). Like I said, the store is in Gardena, the South Bay community that in 2006 changed its motto from "The Freeway City" to "The City of Opportunity." Why? Well, aside from the smog visuals conjured up by the old motto, maybe it’s because there are no freeways within the city limits of Gardena. It is, however, located very close to the 405, the 110 and 91 freeways, which makes it fairly easy to get to Geoffrey’s. The store address is 15900 Crenshaw Boulevard and the phone number is (310) 538-3198. The event today is noon to 6 p.m.
Some of the special guests coming in from the various sectors of the SoCal fanboy scene are Danny Miki, Norm Rapmund, Mark Waid, Marc Guggenheim, Josh Dysart, Phil Ortiz, Mike Wellman and Dave Wohl. I put a copy of the flyer after the jump. Sounds like a good time, maybe we’ll see you out there.
– Geoff Boucher