Prepare to feel old, beatniks. While scrolling through my Facebook feed I stumbled upon Alan Light’s Flickr gallery. Light gave me permission to share his pictures from the 13th annual San Diego Comic-Con in 1982.
I wasn’t alive when these were taken but I really appreciate the window into history. My first San Diego experience was in 2008 and I could never image the vibe this show had at the time. SDCC 2013 is less then a month away, and I can’t wait to shoot photos like these for someone like me 30 years from now to look back and try to imagine it was like to be at comic-con.
See all the photos here.
Henry Barajas is the co-creator, writer and letterer for El Loco and Captain Unikorn. He has also written and lettered short stories for two successful Kickstarter SpazDog Press projects: Unite and Take Over: Stories inspired by The Smiths and Break The Walls: Comic Stories inspired by The Pixies. He is the Newsroom Research Assistant for The Arizona Daily Star and was nominated for the Shel Dorf Blogger of the Year award for his work at The Beat. You can follow him on Twitter @HenryBarajas.