Eastbourne Scorch Comics, on the south coast of England, is due to reopen its former store after being closed for two and a half years. The comic book shop had previously moved to the nearby neighborhood Beacon Mall, but now he will have a grand reopening of his original store on Grove Road on Saturday July 16. So Eastbourne is set to have two comic shops in the same chain, as well as another Eastbourne comic shop. Comics and Beyond. Although they lost Not just a comic book store earlier in the year. Yet this means that once again Eastbourne will have more comic shops than central London.
A shop spokesperson told the Sussex Express“We’ll be joined by a host of world-renowned comic artists, writers and family art pursuits. We haven’t done any of these in a while, so it should be a lot of fun. On the day you can chat with artists and writers and if you ask nicely, an original sketch from world famous comic artists for free. It will basically be a mini comic-con in a store, so don’t miss it” and states that the store urged customers to line up early for the event.
Scorch Comics Director Samantha Mercer said, “The most rewarding part of running a comic book store all these years is watching each new group of readers discover their first book, finding the stories that mean something for them and nurture a love of reading and an appreciation of art. There’s never been a better time to pick up a comic, graphic novel, or manga. The stories and characters are limitless. As we’ve always said, comics aren’t just a genre, they’re a medium, and vital to our cultural well-being like music and film. Grove Road is regenerating a vital space in Eastbourne for the arts through a balanced business and community ecosystem and we are delighted to see it thriving after the pandemic. There is a real sense of love for the region and we look forward to getting involved again.”
The store also said the new boutique will host weekly in-store quizzes, art exhibits and book launches and that “You will also be able to enjoy a coffee and some quiet time in our sunny private garden alongside our resident Dalek. Our Beacon Center store will also undergo some changes, with a stronger focus on families, young adults, Pokemon, manga and anime, books and graphic novels.”