Comic Book Geeks Turn Chic

Lauderhill shop gives makeover to nerd haven

Comic books have long been the domain of the super-nerds. You think Japanese toys, you think thick glasses, Asian girls in ridiculously heavy boots and dyed hair. But thanks to the rise of stores like Kidrobot and the new-found popularity of the graphic novel, comic book geeks are becoming chic.

If you have a longing to join the geeks and their followers to a land of comics, garage model kits and rare anime import VHS videos, you should definitely pay a visit to Tate’s Comics in Lauderhill.
Tate’s hosts tons of events, including stitch and bitch workshops, a Japanese stack tasting and various group art exhibitions.

Recently, Tate’s hosted a group art show allowing locals to exhibit their own self-portraits in-store. The art is displayed in their Bear and Bird Boutique+Gallery. The art runs the range and imagination of Tate’s customers.

The store was originally opened by Tate Ottati when he was in high school, then closed for a period, but has existed in its present form since 1993. The locale is kind of out of the way for Miamians, but if you love this stuff, you’ll drive up to Lauderhill for the pleasure of perusing and purchasing.

For serious gamers, you can check out nearby Tate’s Gaming Satellite which offers a full selection of gaming merchandise and supplies.

Closing reception of the art show will take place from 6-9 p.m. on May 30.

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