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Earlier this week, we took to our Twitter account to give our take on a topic that's been making the rounds in the comics social media circles. What follows are our collected tweets, put in one place for easy reading. Some notes on art and aesthetic: regardless of opinion, you have to be cognizant of what your actions are saying to people. Intent doesn't necessarily matter if you are mindless about what your actions are saying. Mindfulness is key. Which is to say: you might not think something is harmful to you, but that doesn't mean it isn't harmful to others. ...

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Good morning folks! A quick introduction today, as there's so much happening! This past week, we held our first ever Introverts Reading Night, had a creator signing featuring future industry star Curt Pires, and teamed up with Zoe's Animal Rescue for our first Dogs and Comics Event. While we were there, we started putting the pieces together for our next cat event, and started some more painting projects, as the store gets ready for the official launch of our used prose books section on this Saturday...

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Greetings everyone! We hope that your Thanksgiving weekend is going well, and that family hasn’t stressed you out too much. Or that the Presidential debates didn’t boil your brain. (Or hey, maybe you skipped all of it and watched some wrestles instead? WWE’s Smackdown brand usually puts on a good show.) Anyway, this week is a monster, as we’ve finally got a massive restock in after our big move. It’s… robust, to say the least, and this post was clocking in at over 1800 words before we wrote the introduction. Basically? Lots of stuff. So much stuff, there was no time...

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So this is exciting. Over the past couple of weeks, as we’ve been settling into the new space, we’ve been putting together something that will make Variant Edition stronger and better than ever. We decided that today, would be the announcement of this big change, and in solidarity, Edmonton decided to turn the weather dial, and coat the city in fresh, white snow. The first snowfall is a great metaphor - arriving and changing the landscape in a moment. While some don’t look forward to snow, we like what it brings to the city. It unites us in strange ways, all of...

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Good morning everyone, and welcome to October. As we are writing this (in advance!) it’s a rainy day and the leaves are falling all around us. There’s a lot of trees around our new location, so we regularly have to sweep out leaves that blow in which is… oddly nice. Our new digs definitely feel more warm and cozy, and being so close to tree-lined residential streets definitely adds to that feel. But anyway. It’s another huge week of comics, with a lot of starts, and a lot of really strange crossover ideas. Seriously, you’re going to see The Army of...

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  #PickThree is Variant Edition’s comic book recommendation game, played whenever we have some moments to spare, and during (almost) every episode of Recommendation Radio. The rules are simple: you give us the name of any three books and/or tv shows and/or movies that you like, and we’ll recommend a comic series or graphic novel that we think you’ll really enjoy. Every so often, we’ll grab some of our best, and make a post about the recommendation process right here at our blog.  Keep an eye out for the request for #PickThree suggestions, and one of yours could be featured here!...

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