San Diego Comic-Con, also called Comic-Con International, is just about upon us. Like every other year, I’m sure it will be a celebration of creativity and marketing, of sincerity and flim-flammery, of personal triumphs and corporate chest-thumping. The industry of comics can be inclusive and supportive -more so than so many other industries. It’s no secret that it’s been good to me, and I love so many of the folks involved.
Are you going? Hope to see you there! My panel schedule is at the end of this week’s column.
In the meantime, I wanted to take another bite of the apple from Mat Klickstein and his amazing book – See You At San Diego: An Oral History of Comic-Con, Fandom, and the Triumph of Geek Culture. You might also know Mat from his recent AfterShock comic, You Are Obsolete (which was creepy & fun).
We devoted a With Further Ado column to this book months ago so you might remember how this excellent book detailed the early days of San Diego Comic-Con. He’s been getting recent fan press about it all, so here’s a few more thoughts from Mat Klickstein on his book: Continue reading “With Further Ado #256: The Not-So-Secret Origin of San Diego Comic-Con”