I was stunned last weekend to read on Twitter that Ryan Higgins, the owner of my regular comics shop, Comics Conspiracy, had his apartment burn down last weekend. It sounds like he and his girlfriend lost nearly everything, although they and their dog managed to get out.
I’ve been going to CC for nearly the whole time I’ve lived here. Ryan’s been there the whole time, and bought the store a couple of years ago from the previous owner (who still works there, too). He’s done a great job with the store, doing a major renovation job and keeping everything looking clean and tidy. I started going there because its location was convenient to me, but I really do think it’s the best store in the South Bay.
Hopefully Ryan can bounce back from this, but I can only imagine what he’s going through.