How has the internet helped?
‘I am happy that I followed advice to start a website in 2008. Making it was quite a lot of work. We spent six months filling the database. But it’s been worth all the effort. The internet helped us through the economic crisis. We used to only have customers from Rotterdam and the surrounding area. Thanks to the website, people from all over the Netherlands suddenly bought their comics from me.’
How have you been affected by the corona crisis?
‘I can’t complain because I haven’t been impacted much by the corona crisis. People still come to the store to buy comics. We did have problems getting new comics because countries where many comics come from, such as Belgium and France, were in lockdown. But that wasn’t a big problem for our customers. Most buy old editions that they are missing in their collections.’