This strip made me a little teary eyed as I assembled it. I decided to name the cheese shop after comic shops that no longer exist in Arizona.

The first one “AAA Best Cheese” is named after the comic shop (AAA Best Comics) that I worked at during my teenage years. The owner, Ken Strack, passed away when I was about 23 years. old. He was a great friend (best man at my wedding) and is truly missed.

The second shop is “Atomic Cheese,” named after a chain of stores in Arizona (Atomic Comics). The owner Mike Malve still plays a roll in the local comic culture scene, even though his shops no longer serve the community.


Take care,