I was unfamiliar with Comics At The Corner when I saw it mentioned in Documenters notes last month. A quick online search revealed that it was the brainchild of Dawn Arrington, and she had launched the effort to try to make a difference in literacy rates in her neighborhood with stories about heroes.
I admire people who see a need and step up to fill it, with no expectation of recognition or praise (like Jacinda Walker, whom I wrote about last month). That DIY spirit is the thing I love most about Cleveland.
And interviewing Dawn was a treat. The conversation was filled with geeky tangents, like our shared disappointment in DC movies, the breathtaking genius of the HBO series Watchmen, and how everyone should read more comic books.
I hope you enjoy Dawn’s story as much as I did.
Thanks for reading.