Making a Career from What You Love with Wess Gregg of Sanctum Tattoos & Comics

Wess Gregg, co-owner of Sanctum Tattoos and Comics, is on the podcast this week to give us a peek behind the curtain of running a comic shop. Wess describes how his years of experience in the comic book world gave him an advantage when opening Sanctum, but also shares the areas where he needed some guidance. Wess and Carrie then get into how he and his business partner, Aaron, manage running two separate businesses under the same roof (and LLC), and what surprised Wess about owning a business. They wrap up with the logistics of a comic book shop and a few services Sanctum offers. Full show notes at 

Mentioned in this episode: 

Sanctum Tattoo and Comics 

Cave 9

Church Street Coffee and Books 

The Plague 

Ninja Turtles comic books 

Diamond Comic Distributors 


Yellowhammer Creative

Tiger King 

Seasick Records 


Sandman Volume 1 

Lion and Unicorn 

Detective Comics #1036 

Dazzler #1

West Coast Avengers

Loki on Disney+

@ThinkLocalist on Instagram 

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Carrie Rollwagen is host of the Localist podcast and cofounder of Church Street Coffee & Books. Currently, she works as Vice President of Strategic Planning at Infomedia, a web development company in Birmingham, Alabama. Find the Localist at @thinklocalist on Instagram and follow Carrie at @crollwagen.

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