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Podcast Episode 147: Comic-Con Fans And Creators

Comic-Con is this week so here’s a look at two people who help define it

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Nathan Donovan goes through his costumes in preparation for Comic-Con.

Episode 147: Comic-Con, Fans, and Creators

It's Comic-Con week and here's my tribute to my home away from home with a pair of interviews. First fan Nathan Donovan and then independent black comics creator Keithan Jones of KID Comics.

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Transcript

Comic-Con, my home away from home, is this week and I wanted to provide a little insight into why it gives me such joy.

First, I want to highlight someone who sums up the enthusiasm of those of us who love Comic-Con, warts and all. We know Comic-Con is not perfect but it is something that provides so much joy to those of us who love pop culture.

Nathan Donovan loves the Con so much that he moved here from New York just to be closer to the pop culture mecca.

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Artist and comic book creator Keithan Jones at work on a drawing in his home-office in San Diego.

Donovan represents the fan side but Keithan Jones represents the creator side. He is the founder of KID Comics and the creator of "The Power Knights." This year he is running a booth at Comic-Con as well as helping to organize the Afrofuturism Lounge outside of Comic-Con.

Jones talks about the challenges of being an independent black comic book creator.

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Beth Accomando
Arts & Culture Reporter

opening quote marksclosing quote marksI cover arts and culture, from Comic-Con to opera, from pop entertainment to fine art, from zombies to Shakespeare. I am interested in going behind the scenes to explore the creative process; seeing how pop culture reflects social issues; and providing a context for art and entertainment.

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