James O'Barr Behind Bars Before Wizard World

James O'Barr Behind Bars Before Wizard WorldJames O'Barr, creator of The Crow, has a new version of The Crow on the way with over sixty pages of material. And he's been appearing at a number of comic book conventions to help promote it.

Wizard World Austin, I'm told, was a little trickier.

Apparently James had built up around a thousand dollars in parking fines. And the night before the show started (he lives around three hours away from where the convention was taking place) he received another ticket.

At which point there was an altercation between James and the unnamed traffic warden, which saw James left with a bit of a shiner and the night spent in jail. Which meant he missed the first day of the convention, and was bailed out on three thousand dollars (which also covered the unpaid fines) by his manager.

So while he made it to the show, if he was a little tired and slighly "off" with people, he may well have had good cause to be…

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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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