How We Won The War – Mathew Klickstein's Oral History Of Comic-Con

Mathew Klickstein is a prominent pop culture historian, having penned such books as SLIMED! An Oral History of Nickelodeon's Golden AgeSpringfield Confidential, Selling Nostalgia: A Neurotic Novel, as well as the comic book series You Are Obsolete. He recently created a six-part audio documentary Comic-Con Begins, which has now turned into a new book, See You At San Diego: An Oral History of Comic-Con, Fandom, and the Triumph of Geek Culture, to be published by Fantagraphics this September. With forwards from Stan Sakai and Jeff Smith, and an afterword by afterword by Wu-Tang Clan's RZA, it includes reminiscences of Neil Gaiman, Frank Miller, Kevin Smith, Bruce Campbell, Felicia Day, Scott Aukerman, Stan Sakai, Sergio Aragonés, Trina Robbins, the Russo Bros., Lloyd Kaufman, Tim Seeley, Kevin Eastman and more.

How We Won The War - Mathew Klickstein's Oral History Of Comic-Con

A comprehensive chronicle of Comic-Con International and modern geekdom itself as told through countless intimate, hilarious, and often-thought provoking stories by nearly fifty of the most integral members of today's convention and fandom community. See You At San Diego is the comprehensive chronicle of Comic-Con International and modern geekdom itself as told through countless stories by nearly fifty of the most integral members of the Comic-Con and fandom scene. This full-fledged oral history, bursting with intimate reflections, hilarious observations, and at times, heartbreaking, often thought-provoking stories, is about how the geek at last inherited the earth and the story of the transformation of mainstream American pop culture into comic book culture over the past century.Join some of the biggest names in fandom as they launch off at ludicrous speed into the spiraling galaxy of geek culture through the kaleidoscopic lens of the planet's biggest pop culture gathering worldwide (clocked twice by Guinness!): the San Diego Comic-Con. With such special guests as: Neil Gaiman, Frank Miller, Kevin Smith, Bruce Campbell, Felicia Day, Scott Aukerman, Stan Sakai, Sergio Aragonés, Trina Robbins, the Russo Bros., Lloyd Kaufman, Tim Seeley, Kevin Eastman, and many others ― along with 400+ photos and art ― the book also features forewords by Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo) and by Jeff Smith (Bone), plus an afterword by Wu-Tang Clan's own uber-nerd mastermind RZA. Full-color with 400+ photos and art

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Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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