Sense of Wonder

Sense of Wonder

My Life in Comic Fandom--the Whole Story

Book - 2018
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Award-winning writer Bill Schelly relates how comics and fandom saved his life in this engrossing story that begins in the burgeoning comic fandom movement of the 1960s and follows the twists and turns of a career that spanned fifty years. Schelly recounts his struggle to come out at a time when homosexuality was considered a mental illness, how the egalitarian nature of fandom offered a safe haven for those who were different, and how his need for creative expression eventually overcame all obstacles. He describes living through the AIDS epidemic, finding the love of his life, and his unorthodox route to becoming a father. He also details his personal encounters with major talents of 1960s comics, such as Steve Ditko (co-creator of Spider-Man), Jim Shooter (writer for DC and later editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics), and Julius Schwartz (legendary architect of the Silver Age of comics).
Publisher: Berkeley, California : North Atlantic Books, c2018
ISBN: 9781623171513
1623171512
Branch Call Number: BIO SCHELLY BILL Sche
Characteristics: x, 419 pages ; 23 cm

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