§ San Diego’s David Glanzer talks to ICv2 about WonderCon, and San Diego.
Contrast the solitary, long hours we spent drawing comics in our homes and studios with the swarms of attention and loud parties of the convention scene – I’m surprised we didn’t all end up in the loony bin. We lived like rock stars on the road, and then went back home and, in my case, slept in my only real piece of furniture – a chair. People assumed we were all filthy rich, and while there was money coming in, it went out just as fast, reinvested into new books, inventory, and promotion.
Jaime King says she’s a little obsessed with comic books. The 28-year-old actress, who starred in the 2005 film version of the graphic novel “Sin City,” says she’s writing one with Kimberly Cox, girlfriend of “Sin City” writer Frank Miller. “It’s a take on various fairy tales,” said King, who attended the Badgley Mischka and Monique Lhuillier shows at New York Fashion Week. When she was growing up in Omaha, Neb., King said, she could often be found in the library poring over comics — “Calvin and Hobbes” was a particular favorite. “I just find it such a great medium because you can take a character and then spin it off into its own series or whatever. And it helps that my husband is completely obsessed with them,” she said, referring to “Fanboys” director Kyle Newman.