We continue Throwback Thursday’s look back at the 1998 San Diego Comic Con, the only Comic Con I have ever attended. My sister wanted to go, so during a family trip to see relatives in California, we made a stopover in San Diego for the convention. I went for a few hours, mainly walking around and not really understanding what half the stuff was or what I was supposed to be doing at all the booths. I did bring a small book, just in case I saw someone that I knew, like Kevin Smith. Honestly, he’s probably the only person I would have recognized on that day.
Though I did not see Mr. Smith, I did see a booth for a comic series that was popular back at the college dorm. The one. The only. The Tick! My friend Chris and I were known to yell the battle cry “Spoon” around campus. I noticed the guy behind the booth was drawing pictures in people’s autograph books so I decided to walk up and get one of my own. No charge. It took seconds and I was off, with my one piece of memorabilia from the 1998 San Diego Comic Con. If you can’t make out the signature, it’s Eli Stone. Creator of the Tick comics “Big Blue Destiny” and “The Luny Bin Trilogy” for New England Comics Press. Not bad for an exiled geek. I’ve been thinking that maybe I will try and make a return to the San Diego Comic Con in 2018. I can only imagine the differences 20 years has brought.
Don’t forget to check back throughout the day. I will try to post pictures from the program. It has a bunch of Superman tribute drawings to help celebrate the Man of Steels 60th anniversary.