I have some nice pictures of the late Al Feldstein from several San Diegos ago, but I couldn’t find them in my 20000+ digital photo library. But I did find this bad blurry photo of Feldstein and the late Jerry Robinson from 2008. I wish I’d gotten a better photo of them together but they literally saw each other in Artist Alley and were just saying hi. It was a nice moment to witness.
I’m so lucky to have been able to meet these comics industry founders, and if you can look beyond William Shatner and Matt Smith at the many comics show springing up, you might be able to find more of these pioneers and legends, just sitting and willing to talk and sign. Please take advantage while you have the chance.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.