The Comic Shop Representative

Nick Spencer stood for election in Cincinatti for the Charterist Party. Steve Geppi once considered running for Governor. Chester Brown is a Libertarian Party candidate in Canada. And Mark Millar is involved with the governing Scottish National Party, and was even thanked in their victory speech.

But it’s not a common tie up. There aren’t any elected comic book industry politicians. Expect one.

Republican State Representative, David Yaccarino of North Haven, opened DJ’s Sports Collectibles and Comics twenty-one years ago, selling baseball cards, before expanding into selling comics. And he still is.

The North Haven Register reports

Since becoming a state representative, Yaccarino, in his second term, says he’s found some comic fans at the Capitol, too. Yaccarino’s vocation as comic shop owner acts as an icebreaker of sorts — he says he’s had politicians profess their fondness for the art form to him as if it was a guilty pleasure, that they “didn’t want to tell anyone.”

To that, Yaccarino says, “Why? Who cares?”

And talking to one customer…

“I was a customer, and over the years I built a friendship with Dave, and we would chat about politics in the store, and Dave asked me if he thought it was a good idea to run,” Tropeano says. “He asked me to join his committee, and one thing led to another, and before I knew it I was a campaign manager.”
“Parents will come, a lot of times kids will come in wanting Pokemon cards or comics,” Gritz says. “And then it’s like, “Oh, Dave’s here. What do you think about this law they’re passing?’”

 

WJR1

Warship Jolly Rogers Sets Sail In July

intérieur ashmore

Tales From The Four Color Closet – Could Iceman Be The First Gay Superhero In A Movie? #HollywoodMustDoBetter

Comica Comiket Returns To London In A Week-And-A-Bit

starwars002

Star Wars: The Force Awakens As Emojis

Prints Charming – Goldie Vance And Divinity II Return For Seconds

deltoro

Details Of Guillermo Del Toro’s Cold War Project Emerge

GoThrones01CovMiller

How To Convert A Book Reader To Comics

Who Will Oliver Meet In Hub City, That Is The Question

GiantDays_014_A_Main

“Giant Days Had A Long Genesis” An Interview With Writer John Allison

Wells And Team Flash Debate Recreating The Particle Accelerator In A Clip From Tonight’s Flash