Barrow comic fan follows dreams by opening stall
Last updated at 16:46, Thursday, 28 February 2013
AN entrepreneur has followed his boyhood dream after starting a new business venture.
Luke Askew has been reading comic books for more than 25 years.
The 36-year-old has now opened his Atomic Comica stall in Barrow Indoor Market, 18 months after launching an online shop, helped by attending a course run by Furness Enterprise.
Mr Askew, a lifelong comic book fan, hopes to develop the business into a full-time job and said he has been bowled over by the response to the stall.
He said: “Unless you’re prepared to travel to a city, there isn’t anything like this for readers, and that’s one of the things people have mentioned to us – ‘it’s about time we had something like this in Barrow’.”
Mr Askew worked for the Royal Mail for 15 years before joining BAE Systems as an industrial painter, and runs his stall by fitting the work in around his shifts at the shipyard.
First published at 16:39, Thursday, 28 February 2013
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