CNJ Employees

John Dudas, Co-owner
John Dudas, Co-owner…
With over 28 years straight in the comic book business, John still just learned that comics were fiction about two years ago. You’d think being a firefighter for the City of Cleveland would have taught him this fact many years ago, but he still has hope. He is responsible for organizing all those really cool events we have, and controlling the inventory. John believes in the morals of the stories he’s peddling and is always there to lend you an ear and give you a recommendation. The key to success? Follow through and attention to detail. All he promises is that he tries really hard and loves his mother. Which brings us to…

Carol Cazzarin, Co-owner
Carol Cazzarin, Co-owner…
Mother of John. The glue that holds the whole thing together. (Just watch what happens to the store when she goes on vacation for a week.) Carol’s been around quite a while too and still manages to look younger every year. Carol is in charge of the subscription service and paperwork. She is also the smile behind the counter that is always waiting for you. The key to success? The fact that John doesn’t realize she’s actually the key to his success. (Yes, Mom, I do.)

John Shearer, Manager
John Shearer, Manager…
No one is quite sure how long John’s worked here, but it’s been a while so we made him manager. Want to discuss Ultimate Spider-man like you ought to discuss Odyssey or Iliad? Then John’s the guy for you. But what prevents him from becoming the stereotypical elitist comic book guy? The fact that he takes as well as he gives, so debate away! He can take it. Second to none (maybe one) in comic book knowledge and always dead on with his recommendations.

 

 

 

Jim Guilliams, Assistant Manager…
James Guilliams/Wolverjim, Assistant Manager
The heart and soul of the store. In charge of store appearance and being a great guy. A master at holding a cup of coffee (as can be clearly seen in the Eisner Award video) and looking like he’s doing nothing when, actually, he’s doing everything. Jim’s also in charge of our recycling program, which makes him the worldliest member of our little crew. Jim’s other hobbies? Smoking cigarettes, having a good time, and Batman.

Kevin Monahan…
Kevin’s self-declared specialty is statues, but then again, he’s also a self-declared tracer inker. Kevin is our family man, which also puts him in charge of store maintenance and minor store repairs. Like when John D. sits on the sink and snaps it off the wall causing the back room to flood. Kevin is a really good guy to talk to about the finer points of comic book artwork.

Ben
Ben Mundy…
The new kid on the block. In charge of Back Issue Integrity. Ben states every job he’s ever had involves alphabetizing in some form or another. You may never find someone so excited about new comic day (or Hero Clix). Always there to make you feel enthused about what you are buying and to tell you that what you are looking at is “Awesome”. Ben also manages to use the word awesome about just about everything yet does it with sincerity each time. Ah, (awesome) youth.

 

 

 

 

John Woods…
John Woods John (you must be thinking there is a pattern by this point, no?) is an avid web guy. He has a passion for comics, art, and writing and an opinion on almost everything regardless of how much he knows on the topic at hand. His writing style and connection with the hive-like mind of comic book fans has brought him to the editorial position of store to customer memorandum, website design, creating the first store Newsletter, and sending out the pesky e-mails! While you won’t find him behind the counter, much as he may enjoy that process as well, he’s the man behind the curtain of the site.

Jason
Jason Kucsma…
Our Technical Advisor. Brother to Jim Guilliams. Called in when needed, Jason is in charge of making sure the computers and what not are up and running on a regular basis. Jason’s most famous quote: “As your technical advisor, I advise you to not open that email.” Jason has singlehandedly prevented Carol from getting into numerous multi million dollar deals with princes from Nigeria. The Green Lantern Corps have been attempting to recruit him for years he’ll only fo consulting for them.

 

 

Winston
Winston Zeddemore…
Winston is, above all things, a jerk. He doesn’t contribute very much except to sleep and eat and sometimes slap us around. He enjoys porn, cosplay and World of Warcraft (Wow). He is also the Head of Security.

Zoe, the Future
Zoe Olivia Dudas, Future owner, Carol and John’s Comic Book Shop
John’s beautiful and fantastical daughter. The Future.