See You at San Diego: An Oral History of Comic-Con, Fandom, and the Triumph of Geek Culture

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Fantagraphics Books
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480
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8.08 X 9.97 X 1.61 inches | 3.51 pounds
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English
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Paperback
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9781683966517

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About the Author
Mathew Klickstein is a writer, producer and instructor whose work has appeared in outlets such as: WIRED, the NY Daily News and Vulture. He's also written more than twenty books, including pop culture histories about Jewish cultural icons, The Simpsons and the Nickelodeon network. Additionally, Mathew is the screenwriter of Sony Pictures' Against the Dark, as well as the creator of the acclaimed comic book series You Are Obsolete and the SiriusXM/Stitcher podcast series Comic-Con Begins, which was later expanded into the full-color, encyclopedic See You at San Diego: An Oral History of Comic-Con, Fandom, and the Triumph of Geek Culture. (MathewKlickstein.com)
Wu-Tang Clan mastermind Robert Diggs, best known as the RZA among several other pseudonyms, is one of hip-hop's most revered, influential producers. With the group's classic 1993 debut, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), he established their widely imitated core sound, consisting of stark, booming beats and chilling samples (heavily drawing from vintage soul records as well as kung fu movies), setting the backdrop for the crew's gritty, violent narratives.

Following the album's trailblazing success, Diggs participated in the pioneering horrorcore group the Gravediggaz, and produced the first wave of solo releases by his fellow Wu-Tang members. Starting with 1997's Wu-Tang Forever, he concentrated less on producing Wu-Tang releases and devoted more time to his solo career, with the gold-selling debut by his alter ego Bobby Digital arriving in 1998.

He also successfully ventured into film and television work, beginning with his highly acclaimed score for Jim Jarmusch's Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999) and continuing with a lengthy string of soundtracks (Kill Bill Volume 1 & 2) and acting roles (American Gangster, Californication, Brick Mansions, The Dead Don't Die). He made his directorial debut with 2012's The Man with the Iron Fists, and has also directed Love Beats Rhymes (2017) and Cut Throat City (2020). RZA executively produced the Hulu original series Wu-Tang: An American Saga. He's also written two books: The Wu-Tang Manual (2005) and The Tao Of Wu (2009).
Stan Sakai is a Japanese-born American artist and comic book creator. His creation, Usagi Yojimbo, first appeared in 1984. Usagi has been on television as a guest of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, as toys, on clothing, in comics, and in a series of trade paperback collections. He is a multiple Eisner-Award-winning cartoonist and the recipient of numerous national awards including an American Library Association Award and a Cultural Ambassador Award from the Japanese American National Museum. In 2020, Sakai was inducted into the Eisner Award Hall of Fame. He currently is an executive producer on the Netflix original CGI animated series Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles, which is based on "Usagi Yojimbo". He lives in Pasadena, CA.

Jeff Smith is the New York Times bestselling author of the award-winning series BONE, which is published in more than 30 countries and is among Time magazine's Ten Best Graphic Novels of All Time. BONE was a pioneer in comics publishing for kids in U.S. bookstores when it launched Scholastic's graphic novel imprint, Graphix, in 2005.

Smith's other award-winning and acclaimed comics include SHAZAM! The Monster Society of Evil, RASL, Little Mouse Gets Ready, BONE: Rose, and BONE: Tall Tales. Smith splits his time between Columbus and Key West with his wife and business partner, Vijaya Iyer, where he is working on his current project, TUKI.