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