Walt Flanagan was appointed store manager of The Secret Stash upon its inception in 1997 by his high-school friend Kevin Smith. Not only does Flanagan know more about comics than almost anyone in the world, but he’s also an accomplished artist. Flanagan has penciled for several comic books including Karney and War of the Undead, written by Bryan Johnson, as well as Batman: Cacophony and Batman: The Widening Gyre, both written by Smith. Flanagan may be most well-known for his small but memorable appearances in several of Smith’s feature films, including Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, and Dogma, always uttering the immortal line, ‘Tell ‘em, Steve-Dave!’ – a line of dialogue that eventually became an award-winning podcast he hosts with Johnson. Flanagan is currently working on the sequel to The Widening Gyre.