Closing on Mondays

Someone intelligent once said that change is inevitable. That is certainly true for us at KaPow! We have been blessed with many great team members since we opened, and we’ve recently had a couple more decide to move on to new opportunities – which has given us the opportunity to make some changes.

First, many of you probably know Caleb’s last day will be on March 20th which is also Women of Marvel trivia night.  This will be our last regular Trivia Night.  We may have some special trivia nights in the future and will communicate those as they are planned.

Seems like we just implemented new winter business hours, but here we go again making some changes to our hours.  These changes are about trying to make a living and not having to work an extraordinary amount of hours doing so.  We have decided not to replace Caleb’s position and KaPow will be closed on Mondays.  You’ll see Martin and Laura each working a weekend day covering the comic shop.  The first Monday we will be closed is April 1st (really no fooling!)

Some of our awesome former team members will be helping us out periodically for special events or when we need to take a day off.  So, you may see a new face (or maybe a familiar face) occasionally.

As we adapt to our changes, we hope that you will too.  Thank you to all our amazing customers for your continued support.  We appreciate your business and look forward to seeing you at KaPow!

Refocus on Local Art

One of the events we are most proud of at KaPow Comics & Coffee is our Local Artist Showcase where we have local artists in our store to show off their amazing artwork, comics, books and other creative ventures.  The format we’ve used in the past that is very similar to a mini comic convention with several artists set up at tables with their usual displays seems to have run its course.  So, we have decided to try something new!

We are pleased to announce the new “KaPow Comics & Coffee Spotlight Gallery.”  We will be partnering with one artist at a time and will hang their original artwork in our shop in the main front seating area for a period of about 4 weeks.  Some original pieces will be for sale and prints will also be available for purchase throughout the gallery show.  The artist will be in the shop for an opening event and a show closing event.  As with all our other events, we will post days/times in the shop, on our Facebook page, and on our website.

Our first gallery show will spotlight the art of Frankie Serna.  Frankie is a working artist/designer living in Colorado Springs, Colorado. In between creating his next work of art, Frankie enjoys spending time with his wife Shelly and son Ethan.

His professional work has spanned graphic design, advertising, greeting cards, sequential-art, editorial cartoons, pop culture and comic book illustrations, along with designing artwork for skateboards, T-shirts and backpacks. A traditional artist at heart, Frankie works in a variety of artist media. His programs of choice when creating digital art are Photoshop, Corel Painter and Sketchbook Pro. His favorite subject-matter is within the sci-fi, fantasy, and comic book genres.

You can find him exhibiting at several Comic Cons locally and throughout the U.S.  For links to his social media and additional information visit his website at:  www.sernaillustration.com

Artist Frankie Serna and Collect2Display at a prior KaPow Comics & Coffee Local Artist Showcase

KaPow Comics & Coffee Spotlight Gallery

The Art of Frankie Serna

  • Show opening: Saturday, February 2nd
  • Join us for a reception with Frankie Serna 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

KaPow Featured in Brand New Colorado Paddleboarding Guide

KaPow Comics & Coffee is excited to be featured in InflatableBoarder.com’s brand new Colorado SUP guide as a recommended spot in Colorado Springs for amazing coffee. If you have an interest in paddleboarding, this is a guide that you’ll definitely want to check out!

The guide is available in .pdf format and it’s completely free to download. Inside, you’ll get the scoop on 20 great spots in our state to paddle and there are locations for all skill levels.

We hope you enjoy this free guide on the Colorado SUP scene, and if you haven’t been by yet to check us out, we hope to see you soon! Our atmosphere is friendly and inviting, and you’ll have a great time relaxing inside the store or on our outdoor patioco-paddleboarding-guide.

Best of the Springs Nominations

Thank you to everyone who voted to nominate us for the Gazette’s Best of the Springs 2016.  We’ve officially been nominated for the Best Coffee Shop and the Best New Shop.  So now we’d appreciate it if you would vote for us to win!

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Voting takes place January 6th to February 17th.  Thanks for your vote!

Halloween ComicFest 2016

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KaPow Comics & Coffee is excited to be a participating store in this year’s Halloween ComicFest.  We’re making a weekend of it and capping the festivities off with a full day of Halloween Fun on October 31st.

Join us Saturday, October 29th, Sunday, October 30th and Monday, October 31st for our ComicFest activities:

  • Kids Fun & Games
    • Win a pastry/dessert participating in our Pumpkin Patch Walk
    • Spooky Bean Bag Toss
    • Decorate a Trick or Treat Bag
  • Free Comic books for kids and adults!
  • 20% off Halloween themed comics and 10% off Halloween themed toys
  • 10% off our Halloween and Holiday drinks – Hobgoblin Pumpkin Spice Latte, Ghostly Irish Nog Coffee, Wicked Apple Caramel Latte

Bring the kids in on Halloween:

  • Trick or Treat – 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Kid’s Halloween Costume Contest – 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM
    • Be at the store by 5:oo PM to be included in the contest
    • Winners announced at 5:30 PM
    • All participants win a prize!

For more information on the national Halloween ComicFest visit their website: Halloween ComicFest Official Website

 

 

We’re Open!

KaPow Comics and Coffee has officially opened!  We are starting off slowly especially on the coffee side regarding our menu and the drive thru is now open! Come on in and see the decor, browse some comics, and have a cup of coffee.  We will be gradually adding to our menu and will have a grand opening in late September.  We offer some of the best coffee in Colorado Springs, brought to you buy one of the finest roasters in Denver. We support local and fair trade coffees from around the world along with gluten free items. Kapow Comics and Coffee is a place the entire family can enjoy, from relaxing in our comfy atmosphere to browsing your favorite comics.

Thanks to all our friends, family and new staff for your support and hard work for getting us open.