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Editorial | Adventures on the Camino de Santiago (or, Tracy Learns to Take a Selfie)

My travels in Europe were designed to include a six day version of the Camino de Santiago, walking from Ferrol, Spain to Santiago de Compostela, a traditional pilgrimage that ends at the Cathedral of St. James.  My walk just happened to be at the same time as a bunch of other awesome people’s walk (just kidding, we planned it that way).  The views were more breathtaking than any photo could possibly do justice.

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Editorial | Geekery in Parts Foreign

It’s not a surprise to find that comic books are not a uniquely American experience.  After all, Andrew and I recently talked to Mike Kennedy of Magnetic Press about translating French comics into English for American audiences.  Still, it’s amazing to me to see that Madrid, Spain has completely embraced American geek culture.

Giant statues of Iron Man and a Star Wars stormtrooper stood guard outside a giant Disney section of one of Madrid’s most ubiquitous department stores, El Corte Inglés.  I wasn’t surprised, since Disney is a master of global marketing, but the level of geekery in Madrid was certainly more than I expected.

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