Since 1974, when he learned to read by watching Spider-Man on The Electric Company, Torsten Adair has been a fan and proponent of comics and graphic novels! A bookseller and librarian since 1994, he is constantly discovering, learning, and brainstorming innovative strategies to connect new and lapsed readers with comics!
Currently a mild-mannered librarian working for Barnes & Noble, he spends his leisure time online, discussing comics with fans and professionals! Since 2010, Torsten has been a Contributing Editor to The Beat website, “the news blog of comics culture”, where he opines, analyzes, and critiques various aspects of comics and fandom! As often as possible, he assumes the mantle of “Cool Uncle” to his amazing nieces and nephews, encouraging them to explore, dream, and achieve!