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“We were an entrepreneurial bunch and we didn’t think that we couldn’t do it. We just assumed that we could.”

-Mike Towry

In 2009, Comic-Con International commemorated its 40th year of celebrating the comic and popular arts in San Diego. The media was filled with stories that year about who helped spark this pop culture phenomenon. The tender age of the Comic-Con creators is what caught the eye and heart of Lynn Hawkes, Special Projects and External Affairs Officer at San Diego State University Library. Fascinated and wanting to know more, she cultivated a partnership with Richard Alf and Mike Towry and this grant project was born. Read more >>>

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Mike Towry

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“We were an entrepreneurial bunch and we didn’t think that we couldn’t do it. We just assumed that we could.”

Jim Valentino

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“…it was a place where I could meet people who were in the business and on the periphery of the business and I could learn about how to get into the business because there were no books, there […]

Philip Yeh

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“If we have a convention where a young guy like me can meet a Ray Bradbury or meet Jack Kirby, one-on-one, that’s really incredible, that’s really amazing.”

 

 

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