Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse in 2578 Frankford Ave, Kensington, Philadelphia is the baby of one Ariell R. Johnson who tells Philly.com that “I got the idea for the shop about 12 years ago, when I was still attending Temple University… My favorite coffee shop was directly across the street from my comic book store of choice. So, each Friday, I would buy my books at Fat Jack’s, go across the street to Crimson Moon, and read everything I bought. I just loved the vibe of the coffee shop . . . and I loved being able to indulge my comic-book obsession in a comfortable environment that wasn’t my house. When the coffee shop closed its doors, I was devastated. That’s when the idea came to me.”
Amalgam hopes to build community around comics, coffee, and relaxing with friends, and also through hosting geeky and diversity-themed workshops, movie/TV screenings, book signings, and BYOB nights.
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