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Podcast Episode 147: Comic-Con Fans And Creators

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

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

147: Comic-Con, Fans, and Creators
Episode 147: Comic-Con, Fans, and CreatorsIt'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. Subscribe to the Cinema Junkie podcast on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher.Support the podcast at kpbs.org/feedthejunkie.

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.

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