Via Leonard Pederson’s Facebook page here’s a photo of me interviewing Frank Miller and Bill Sienkiewicz about Elektra Assassin at the Golden Apple in LA c1987. I guess I could make a better guess to the time by looking at the books in the background. Void Indigo, Mage and The Far Side. I think that’s Mikal Gilmore with his back to the camera.
One small note, the shirt I’m wearing was manufactured for, I think , the 86 or 86 San Diego Comic Con in support of Jack Kirby. I forget who made the shirts but I think it was a group including Miller and Marv Wolfman. At the time Kirby was engaged in a fight to get his artwork back from Marvel, a struggle you can read about here. I’m sure I still have that shirt, probably in storage somewhere. Because I am a packrat.
BTW upon looking at old pictures like this, one is tempted to exclaim “But I was so young and cute and skinny!” but then you realize that being young cute and skinny did not prevent you from dressing in very very unfortunate styles.
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.