622 Sackville Drive, Lower Sackville, NS • (902) 252-3452

Trans advocate discusses community support, representation

As a young person, Jay Aaron Roy could never have imagined he would one day be a speaker at Halifax Pride.

“I grew up in rural Nova Scotia, pretty religious, so I didn’t have any knowledge of the queer community whatsoever,” he said. Read More…

Halifax-area comic shop offering space for youth counselling

A pilot initiative to offer youth counselling out of a Halifax-area comic shop has taken off better than its collaborators expected.

Cape and Cowl Comics owner Jay Roy proudly declares his space to be a bully-free zone and a trans-owned business in Lower Sackville, N.S. When it’s not being used for organized activities, his shop is open to anyone who wants to drop in. Youth often visit to play board games, watch shows on his retro TV or read comics and books set aside in the cosy space. Roy knows many nearby junior high students on a first-name basis because they often drop by over their lunch hour. Read More…

Sign celebrates ‘trans-owned business’ in Lower Sackville

The owner of a comics shop in Lower Sackville, N.S., has put a “trans-owned business” sign in his window to make the space more visible for members of the LGBT community.

“There’s a lot of trans youth who are coming out. They need to see that we’re here, we’re queer and we own comic book stores too,” Jay Roy, owner of Cape and Cowl Comics and Collectibles, told CBC’s Information Morning. Read More…

Cape & Cowl Comics – CTV Morning Live

Owner Jay Aaron Roy had a blast chatting with Heidi Petracek of CTV Morning Live Atlantic and showing off some of our many awesome crafter’s work for their ongoing segment, Geek Week! Read More…

Bully Free Zone

Halifax presenter Laura Bain visits the bully free zone at the Cape and Cowl comics and collectibles store. Read More…

Cape and Cowl Wins Silver Best Of Comic Shop Award

After winning the Silver Best Of Comic Shop award from The Coast, Jay Aaron Roy says his secret is listening to his customers.

“Just basically listening to people and giving them what they want is what I’m all about,” he says. Read More…

A View from a Booth | NegaDave at Hal-Con 2016

This is how NegaDave saw things this year at Hal-Con! We had so much fun!

Special Thanks to Cape and Cowl Comics! I wouldn’t have this without you. Read More…

Cape and Cowl celebrates two years in Sackville

Jay Aaron Roy is the owner of comic shop, and youth drop-in centre, Cape & Cowl Comics & Collectibles (536 Sackville Drive), which celebrates two years in business this week. We chatted about lessons learned, the importance of a strong community and why the shop will never leave the neighbourhood. Read More…

An Interview with Cape and Cowl owner Jay Roy

As part of our crowdfunder for ‘Drawing the Line: Indian Women Fight Back’, Ad Astra Comix agreed to do a workshop in Halifax, Nova Scotia. One of the attendees was Jay Aaron Roy, who runs Cape and Cowl, a comics shop in Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia. We visited C&C on our way back to Ontario and were so impressed that we decided we wanted to do an interview featuring Jay’s work there.

Jay Aaron Roy of Cape and Cowl Comics in Trans Canada mini-doc

This is very nice video about a great entrepreneur who runs a great store and does important work in suburban Halifax.

Not only is Jay Aaron Roy’s Cape and Cowl Comics and Collectables in suburban Lower Sackville an excellent place to shop for hard to find comics, it also offers a much-needed bullying-free community meeting space for young people who are a little bit on the geeky side.

There’s more of a story behind the making of this video as well. Read More…


Sneak peek of the progress of our new location!! Getting there!!
Many hours of work by many, many hands! It takes a village, for sure. 💙💚💛
Grand reopening this Saturday at noon!! We can't wait to show it off!!
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Through ups and downs, through sleepless nights and stress, through five years (and more) of learning, growing, challenges, community connections, new friendships, love, nostalgia, bittersweet moments, births, deaths, tender memories, and everything in-between...there aren't enough words to express this feeling.
This move is so organic, so right, so needed, and so meant to be.
We will see everyone at the new space on Saturday (the 14th), and for one last hurrah at our old space on December 21st and 22nd for our 6th Annual Christmas Craft Fair!!! So excited!! 🥰🎉
See Facebook events for details on everything!!!

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Local artist Devin Gates just popped in and discounted his metal canteens down to $14.99 for the day!

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Mille and Ginger wearing their festive jingle bells to visit for our last day at 536 Sackville Drive! #sackville Kristy's Kare #petfriendly
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622 Sackville Drive,
Lower Sackville, NS

PHONE: (902) 252-3452

EMAIL: jay@capeandcowlcomics.ca

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