The stars align for comics fans in Asheville: Sandman author Neil Gaiman is here, celebrating the wedding this weekend of his son Michael to Asheville native Courtney Sinsky; and Asheville native Hope Larson visits, signing her 50th-anniversary graphic novel edition of ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ at ZaPow! Saturday.
A little comics-in-Asheville history you might not have known: Much of the Scott Pilgrim comics series (later filmed as Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) was written in West Asheville when Larson and her husband, Canadian cartoonist Bryan O’Malley, lived in the Bear Creek neighborhood. Larson’s dad is a UNC-Asheville professor.
From 2008, here’s a Larson/O’Malley webcomic we still love: Bear Creek Apartments
Clearly it’s Asheville Comics Weekend, a perfect lead-in to the first-ever Asheville Comic Expo next Saturday at the Civic Center. Everybody enjoy!