James O'Barr Behind Bars Before Wizard World
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…