x100: Ming Doyle

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Where's Waldo? There. There. There!

Waldo turns 30 this year. Cabot Street Books, up the road a town, convinced retailers to let Waldo hide among their wares. Kids and I spent time Sunday seeking.

Favorite stop? Paper Asylum. The comic book shop offers a curated experience, including shelves highlighting local creators. I knew artists Braden Lamb and Shelli Paroline of Adventure Time lived in Salem.

I did not know artist Ming Doyle lived in Somerville! Doyle illustrated The Kitchen, about four 1970s wives who get badass when their mobster husbands are jailed. Doyle's amazing, and now I know she's local.

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