About Your Factotum: Your Shopify Expert for Comic & Game Shops


I’m Ivan, the founder of Your Factotum and your dedicated Shopify expert for the comic and game industry. As a lifelong fan of comics and games with years of experience in retail and e-commerce, I understand the unique challenges and opportunities you face in the digital marketplace. I’m here to help you navigate the complexities of online selling and build a thriving business that reflects your passion and expertise.

My Story:

My passion for comics and technology ignited in the early ’80s, alongside my discovery of computers. By 1989, I was already exploring the burgeoning internet, captivated by its vast potential while pursuing a formal education in art and design.

Eventually, I found myself managing a local comic shop during the challenging pandemic era. Tasked with building the store’s website from scratch, I dove headfirst into Shopify, mastering its intricacies: website creation, product formatting, and data importing. Along the way, I discovered the transformative power of Manage Comics, a tool that revolutionized our operations.

Inspired by this success, I transitioned into freelancing, partnering with industry expert Brian Garside to create Shopify sites tailored for comic retailers. I’ve become deeply involved with Manage Comics, co-authoring their manual, developing workflows, and sharing my expertise through customer site creation, refreshes, and personalized training sessions.

My goal is simple:to empower comic and game shop owners with the tools and knowledge they need to thrive online. I’m here to simplify the technical complexities so you can focus on what you love most – curating amazing products and fostering a vibrant community. As your dedicated Shopify expert for comic and game shops,I’ll provide the tailored e-commerce solutions you need to succeed in the digital age.

My Mission:

My mission is to empower your comic or game shop with a powerful online presence that not only looks amazing but also drives sales and fosters a thriving community. I believe that every shop deserves a user-friendly website that showcases your unique brand and makes it easy for customers to discover and purchase your products.

Very few people understand the full power of Manage Comics like I do –
I literally co-wrote the manual!

My Expertise:

  • Shopify Website Design: I specialize in creating custom Shopify websites that are visually appealing, easy to navigate, and optimized for conversions.
  • ComicSuite Migration: I have extensive experience migrating data from ComicSuite to Shopify, ensuring a seamless transition for your store.

  • Personalized Marketing Strategies: I develop tailored marketing campaigns that resonate with your target audience and bring more customers to your online door.

  • Ongoing Support: I offer ongoing support and maintenance to ensure your website remains up-to-date and continues to perform at its best.

My Values:

  • Passion: I share your passion for comics and games and understand the unique needs of your community.

  • Expertise: I stay on top of the latest e-commerce trends and technologies to deliver cutting-edge solutions

  • Collaboration: I work closely with you to understand your goals and create a website that truly reflects your brand.

  • Results: I’m committed to delivering measurable results that will help your business grow and succeed.

Ready to take your comic or game shop to the next level? Contact me today for a free consultation and let’s discuss how I can help you achieve your e-commerce goals.