What Is It?

The Qintu Collab invites you to the official launch of 'Meanwhile' - a collection of graphic short stories about everyday queer life in Southern and East Africa.

The Johannesburg Art Gallery presents the 'Meanwhile' Book Launch. One of Joburg's oldest art exhibition venues, JAG houses a collection of Pierneefs, Picassos and contemporary African artists.

'Meanwhile' is published by MaThoko’s Books (an imprint of GALA Queer Archive). Join them for refreshments and a panel discussion with contributors of the project. A selection of stories from the book will be displayed as part of The Art of Comics exhibition, which showcases over 50 artists working with comics, graphic novels and the French collective Bandes dessinées.

When Is It?

Sunday, 29 September 2019 at 15:00 - 18:00.

Where Is It?

JAG, King George Street, Joubert Park, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Entrance is free, but you must RSVP to [email protected]

For more information

Visit their website for more information. Or, you can follow them on social media:

Facebook - facebook.com/FriendsofJAG

Instagram -instagram.com/friendsofjag

Twitter - twitter.com/artthisway

Contact JAG on [email protected] | 010 594 5544

Heroes of Games and Comics

This popular store has three branches across Joburg, one each at Melrose Arch, Bedford Centre and Sandton City. They also have an online store. This shop has a range of comics from publishers including DC Comics, Marvel Comics and Image Comics. They also offer comic paraphernalia like action figures, statues, movies, clothing, games and books, among others.

Contact details: Bedfordview - 011 615 2447 / Shop U48 Bedford Centre, Smith Rd, Bedfordview // Sandton - 011 326 5491 / Shop L14C Lower Level Entrance 4, 83 Rivonia Rd, Sandhurst, Sandton // Melrose - 011 684 1204 / Shop 031EF, 44 Melrose Blvd, Melrose Arch / [email protected] / https://www.heroesofgc.com

Comic Warehouse

This warehouse is tucked away in Bedfordview. They offer a variety of comic books, pop-culture figurines, statues, life-size statues and merchandise. What makes this store great is their all-in-one approach. The warehouse has its own on-site restaurant, Kaylee's Eatery, which serves up some yummy and healthy vegan fair. They also have a cookie store on the premises. So guys can enjoy their shopping while the girls grab a bite to eat.

Contact details: 011 524 7604 / 147 North Reef Road Bedfordview / [email protected]  / https://comicwarehouse.co.za

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Cosmic Comics

If your're looking for pop-culture merchandise, comics, graphic novels, statues, action figures and Funko POPs, then check out Cosmic Comics' online store or their megastore in Randburg. They pride themselves on their friendly and knowledgeable service, so if you are new to the world of geek or are gift shopping for a friend, this place is worth the visit.

Contact details: 011 678 0165 / 254 Beyers Naudé Dr & Acacia Road, Blackheath, Randburg / [email protected] / https://cosmiccomics.online

Smallville Comics

Based in Alberton, this comic book store retails their products both online and in store. They stock many figures, Wobblers, comic books, games and statues. Don't be fooled by the look of the shop, it may look like a regular comic book shop but inside you'll find all those rare collectibles and merchandise. The owner is a passionate comic fan and will be happy to assist with a smile.

Contact details: 083 534 9301 / Corner Penzance and St Aubyn Road,
New Redruth, Alberton / [email protected] / http://www.smallvillecomics.co.za

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Outer Limits

This comic book store is based in Randburg. Their products include rare collectible comics, graphic novels, trading cards, RP games, board games, memorabilia and novels. And if that isn't enough geekiness, Outer Limits is located in Nexus Hub, so you can also stock up on your video games, Anime, model kits, pop-culture apparel and merchandise while you're there.

Contact details: 011 789 8215 / 21 Harley Street, Ferndale, Randburg / [email protected] / http://www.outerlimits.co.za

Critters and Comics

Critters and Comics is a wholly online store. They sell an array of action figures, comics, graphic novels, statues, collectibles, clothing and accessories. If you can't find what you're looking for on the site, drop them a message and they'll do their best to source it for you. Their service and delivery is super fast, and their comic books are well priced. If you're looking for even better deals over and above their low prices, check out their product sales.

Contact details: [email protected] / https://crittersandcomics.co.za

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Looking for more? Check out our nifty All Things Geek guide for the best of the best geekiness.

The Dark Carnival Is Now At Montecasino!

The formerly online retail store, The Dark Carnival has brought every imaginable sub-culture of geek to life with the grand opening of its flagship store at Montecasino in Fourways, Johannesburg! Just imagine all things anime, comic, gaming and more, brought together under one roof. Bliss!

Dark Carnival

The Dark Carnival is the brainchild of Kasia Jabrzemski, a self-proclaimed geek, who in 2011 with the help of her business partner Richard Harman, realised the untapped potential to turn the ordinary comic book store visit into an experiential audio-visual adventure for the anime, comic and gaming sub-culture by launching the original online retail store.

The Dark Carnival offers fanatics and the curious the opportunity to immerse themselves in a colourful and fantastic world of geekdom. You can expect everything from comic books and graphic novels to pop culture merchandise of your favourite anime, movie and TV series characters; video gaming musts; costumes for the cosplayers; homeware; kitchenware; character bobbleheads, figurines and plushies; and even laptop sleeves. It's an adventure into another world.

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The launch of the flagship store at Montecasino is hot on the ‘geek’ calendar radar. The much-anticipated dragon, which was custom-made to fill the space outside the store, is set to be a huge talking point.

For More Information

For more information about The Dark Carnival and it's brand-new store, visit www.darkcarnival.co.za.

You can also contact the store on 011 465 3701 or [email protected].

Don't forget to give them a follow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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