Tomorrow, Seasholtz will open up SHAPPY’S LONGBOX OF OPINIONS and tell us more about what made ‘82 so great — and whether or not 2012 can top it. Now, though, it’s time for him to introduce himself:
Greetings, True Believers!
The name is Shappy and I am happy to be joining the Hollywonk crew as the resident comic-book geek and pop-culture enthusiast! I have been bagging and boarding and consulting my Overstreet price guide since I was a young nerd of 10. I went to my first comic book convention in 1982 and met Marvel Editor-In-Chief, Jim Shooter and saw footage from a new movie coming out later that summer, BLADE RUNNER. I remember when DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, WATCHMEN and MAUS all came out and changed how everyone thought about comics. I held a tape recorder to the family TV set to record SUPERMAN THE MOVIE until my arm went numb. I spent some time in the trenches at CHICAGO COMICS and QUIMBY’S, two of the finest comic book and underground literature purveyors on the planet! I played a Trekkie in Ernie Cline’s FANBOYS. I created the NERD SLAM at the National Poetry Slam which has been running for over 10 years. I have a book out called SPOKEN NERD REVOLUTION and I currently draw a twice weekly comic strip called UNCLE SHAPPY’S CHUCKLE PARLOUR! If that’s not enough nerd cred for you I’m always ready to accept a trivia challenge or a YAR’S REVENGE play-off!
With all that being said, it’s great to meet you!