We are looking for champions!

ARE YOU OUR CHAMPION!?

Kapow Ltd. Comics and Games is hiring seasonal/casual/part time positions!

Kapow is a 5 times in a row winner of Best of the Best Hobby Store in the Lethbridge Sun Times and is renowned for their customer service and event space. We are looking for individuals ready to join our team and promote that same level of service.

Here are ideas for champions we are looking for to join our team of super heroes.

The first will demand a high knowledge of comic books and the comic industry. You’ll to have good detail to attention, a decent memory and the ability to single out customer needs and make sure they get what they want. You’ll also have to be able to either join in long winded, meandering conversations about esoteric comic book characters with Wallie and Brendan or listen patiently as they fanboy over Tom King. You’ll need good organizational skills and time management as well. Files will need to be filled, back issues sorted and bags/boards made.

The second will ask for our champion to excel at sales and demos of board games! Can you trade sheep for wood like no other? Got your ticket to ride your way to making sure everyone has the right game? Can you Machi Koro the… uh.. ok I’ve got nothing. You’ll be asked to suggest games for our shelves and know the latest and greatest, as well as the classics and be able to demo them to customers!

Do you like grand adventure? You’ll love this one! Kapow hosts a robust RPG scene. Can you organize tables and events, keep DMs on task, make sure the RPG shelves are crisp and clean and the dice ready to roll? Can you chat with a wide variety of adventurers of all ages, gender and experience? Have you ever taken an arrow to the knee? Then maybe you’re our knight in shining armor!

Speaking of armor, like to pretend to drive tanks and giant robots? Our miniatures line is ever growing with Warhammer 40k, Age of Sigmar, X-Wing, Guild Ball and more hitting the table on a regular basis. If you don’t mind endlessly arguing about rules and pushing toy soldiers around all while convincing customers why it’s so awesome, then come on in! In addition to demo’s and events, you’ll be tasking with building kits for those very purposes.

The above positions will have general customer service, cash register work and janitorial duties attached. Experience in retail or restaurant service can’t but help!

Please bring resume WITH Cover Letter (must contain a cover letter) in to Kapow Ltd at 320 6th Street South or email to kapowltd@gmail.com We will contact you back for interviews.

Important news!

You may have noticed a bit of activity in store the past couple days.  Product moving, shelves disappearing.

 

No, we aren’t closing.

 

But things ARE changing.  We have made the tough decision to go back to our original one side and take on some fantastic neighbours (we will let them announce it first before we do).  The wall will be going back up and things will get condensed a bit.

 

It wasn’t an easy decision to make but we did make it with the best intentions for the business in mind.  It’s very expensive in a down economy to hold 5000+ square feet on our own, let alone insurance, utilities and all the upkeep that comes with it.  We’ve enjoyed the space but it was perhaps a bit ambitious and definitely more expensive then we ever expected.   We will be able to give our award winning customer service and even further booth with our awesome customers a bit closer and easier to take care of.

 

We have some excellent plans for the shop.  Merchandising will be tight and we will keep the expansive gaming area we have always been known for (and adding more in the back!)   Events of all sorts will still be a aplenty.

We will talk more about it later but for now it will stand as follows:   Big sales next week to clear out some stock.  We will stay open until September 1st (and host a big Age of Sigmar tournament that day!) and then close then 2nd for however long it takes us to get the wall back up and everything moved and re-done.   We are aiming for a Sept 7th re-open date.   However we will be open partially!  So if you need something you can simply email or call and see if we have it.  We will have a counter at the front door to help you out (and still be out of way of construction).  You’ll be able to get Magic singles (but no trading) and your special orders and comic subscriptions as well.  We may even host NCBD that Wednesday from outside, weather dependent.   

But don’t worry friends, we are here to stay!   These changes and the ones we’ve made leading up are a key to that!

Looking for: e-Commerce Staff Member!

Looking for: e-Commerce Staff Member!

We are looking for someone to manage Kapow’s e-Commerce activities from start to finish, including: 
– Photography of products
– Posting product descriptions, prices, and categories
– Responding to customer queries
– Managing documentation and keeping sales and shipping organized
– Reviewing product sales in-store, to ensure postings reflect inventory
– Preparing and shipping product
– Following up with shipping and feedback
– Reporting to owners and keeping track of all information
– Must be organized, detail oriented, and have good written and verbal communication skills
– Must be flexible and able to work efficiently in a fast paced environment
– Product knowledge an asset but not required

Cover letter outlining direct experience with online sales is required (resumes without a cover letter will be turned away).  Please bring in person or forward to kapowltd@gmail.com

We look forward to meeting our new team member!

Feminism & Comics: A Quick Reference Guide!

Written for the 2018 Lethbridge Public Library Comic Con

 

ALL AGES TITLES TO START WITH:

 

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl

Writer: Ryan North 🍁 Artist: Erica Henderson

 

Ms. Marvel

Writer: G. Willow Wilson Artist: Adrian Alphona

 

Lumberjanes

Writers: Noelle Stevenson 

Grace Ellis 

Shannon Watters 

Kat Leyh 

Faith Erin Hicks 🍁 

 

Artists: Brooklyn A. Allen

Brittney Williams

Carolyn Nowak

Felicia Choo

Faith Erin Hicks 🍁

T. Zysk

Becca Tobin

Aimee Fleck

ADULT TITLES TO START WITH:

 

Saga

Writer: Brian K. Vaughan Artist: Fiona Staples (Calgary, Alberta 🍁)

 

Bitch Planet

Writer: Kelly Sue DeConnick Artist: Valentine De Landro

 

WRITERS TO KNOW MORE ABOUT:

 

KELLY SUE DECONNICK:

Bitch Planet, Pretty Deadly, Captain Marvel, Avengers Assemble; Feminist & Activist; #VisibleWomen; CreatorsForCreators Nonprofit; Bitch Planet was a response to “Angry Feminist”; Award winning

 

G. WILLOW WILSON:

Ms. Marvel, Air (Comics), Cairo (Graphic Novel); Award winning

 

NOELLE STEVENSON:

Lumberjanes, Nimona (started as webcomic); Won Eisner award for both comics.

 

GAIL SIMONE:

Batgirl (fired, then re-hired due to fan outcry), Deadpool, Wonder Woman, Birds of Prey, Red Sonja; Blog “Women In Refrigerators”; Very accessible on twitter, outspoken feminist; Award winning

 

CREATORS (WRITER/ARTIST COMBO) TO KNOW MORE ABOUT:

 

KATE LETH (NS 🍁):

Patsy Walker A.K.A Hellcat!, Edward Scissorhands, Adventure Time, Womanthology, Locke & Key, Lumberjanes; Started the Valkyries

 

ALISON BECHDEL:

Known best as creator of the “Bechdel Test” from 1985 “Dykes to Watch Out For” comic; Award winner for “Fun Home” 2006 Graphic Memoir

 

BECKY CLOONAN:

Gotham Academy, Southern Cross, Killjoys, Demo, Batman; First female artist on Batman (main Batman title for DC Comics); Award winning including multiple Eisner Awards

 

FAITH ERIN HICKS (BC 🍁):

Lumberjanes, Demonology 101, Adventures of Superhero Girl, Zombies Calling, Friends with Boys ; Award winning

 

ARTISTS TO KNOW MORE ABOUT:

 

FIONA STAPLES (AB 🍁):

Art for Saga and Archie; local female comic artist; world renowned; Hugo and Eisner Awards (and more) for Saga

 

ERICA HENDERSON:

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl; Eisner Award

 

And so many more, more, more! This is only the beginning.