Welcome to the latest episode of ComicsAlliance Presents “Kate or Die,” a series of exclusive comic strips created by one of our favorite cartoonists, Kate Leth! In this episode, Kate -- a part-time comics retailer -- offers advice to those comics shops who could make their businesses more hospitable to new customers.

 

 

Also the writer of BOOM! Studios’ Bravest Warriors and Adventure Time: Seeing Red graphic novel and a contributor to IDW’s Locke & Key and Image’s The Strange Talent of Luthor Strode, Kate’s self-published work, seen on Tumblr and comic cons and elsewhere, has earned her a dedicated following for its idiosyncratic blend of adorable irreverence and brutal honesty (often equally adorable) toward topics of all kinds, from dating to depression to Doctor Who. For ComicsAlliance, Kate or Die focuses mainly on the sort of subject matter you’ve come to expect from the site, but you should also anticipate Kate taking the strip to some unpredictable and cool places.