Thursday, September 23, 2004

(Purple) Earth day: The Huntington, W.Va., Herald-Dispatch profiles retailer John Horst, who's celebrating the 10th anniversary of Purple Earth Comics (just down the street from one of my college apartments):

"Horst said collecting comics is a male-dominated hobby and most women tend to think comic books are for little kids. Horst said women need to be introduced to the hobby to overcome that stereotype.

"'I don’t understand why there aren’t more women taking up this hobby. Women appreciate art, and I’ve never known a woman not to like stories,' he said."