Big Ad­ven­ture Comics hosts its big­gest ever In­die Comics Sale; Op.Cit Books set­tles into the DeVar­gas Cen­ter

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Big Ad­ven­ture Comics (801 Cer­ril­los Road) hosts its big­gest In­die Comics Sale ever on Satur­day, Dec. 12, start­ing at 1 p.m. Among the fea­tured artists are mem­bers of 7000 BC col­lec­tive, sell­ing an as­sort­ment of books in dif­fer­ent gen­res, as well as Shelby Criswell, whose Gal­li­Vant comics hu­mor­ously ex­plore life as a trans­gen­der youth; Dale Defor­est, with his crime road-trip comic, Rez-Luv; fan­tasy artist Pamela Ma­cias and Cog­nita ,in which she probes the na­ture of com­mu­ni­ca­tion; and Turner Mark-Ja­cobs, with his hand-painted his­tor­i­cal comics, in­clud­ing the new Dreams of a War­rior. Michaela Rempel shows her sci-fi noir comic, Akropo­lis, which she cre­ated for a class taught by Bram Mee­han, an in­struc­tor at Santa Fe Univer­sity of Art and De­sign who also works at Big Ad­ven­ture and or­ga­nizes the lo­cal comics sales. Bram and Monica Mee­han will sell their spy thriller se­ries, Raised by Squir­rels, and other books Bram has let­tered and de­signed. For in­for­ma­tion, call 505-992-8783.

The lo­cal and in­de­pen­dent book­store Op.Cit has re­lo­cated once again. As of Nov. 20, the new-and-used re­tailer has been open in the DeVar­gas Cen­ter (157 Paseo de Per­alta, 505-428-0321), in the cor­ri­dor be­tween Star­bucks and Santa Fe Bar & Grill. Op.Cit first saw the light in Santa Fe on Baca Street in 2011; in 2013 it moved to the San­busco Mar­ket Cen­ter. Owner Noemi de Bodisco told Pasatiempo that she is al­ready ex­pe­ri­enc­ing in­creased foot traf­fic in the new lo­ca­tion at the mall, and she be­lieves the move will be very suc­cess­ful for the fu­ture of the store. At 3,500 square feet, the new lo­ca­tion is sig­nif­i­cantly larger than the old one, so employees have been able to shelve far more books than they pre­vi­ously could, a sit­u­a­tion that led Op.Cit to be­come known around town for its ran­domly placed tow­er­ing stacks and boxes of books. “We’re try­ing to whit­tle down the stacks,” de Bodisco said, “but if any­one misses them, I am happy to give them a per­sonal tour of the store­room!” — Jen­nifer Levin

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