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.?And talking to one customer...
To that, Yaccarino says, ?Why? Who cares??
?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???