I’ve never met Mike Baron before even though I’ve been a fan of his writing since he and Steve Rude were publishing Nexus through First Comics in the 1980s. Mike was in attendance at the Salt Lake Comic-Con and since I was able to get to Salt Lake on Saturday, I was glad I was able to meet him. I’m not one for celebrity signings (especially if they cost money) but I’ll talk to the creators and get comic books signed if I don’t have to stand in line. Side note: see my previous post on William Shatner. I am opportunistic, so I took advantage of a convenience moment and got a picture of “The Shat”.
Anyway, Mike Baron is a guy I thought would be worth meeting and he was readily available as well, fortunately. Mike sat on a panel presenting ideas on the process of creating and publishing a graphic novel (which I found really insightful). Afterwards, Mike went to the Kevin J. Anderson booth to promote his latest works. In addition to being a comic book writer with a long list of credits, Mike has also published three novels. I picked up Nexus #99 and #100 (published under Steve Rude’s Rude Dude Productions) plus a graphic novel called “The Architect” which was inspired by a multiple-murder at Frank Lloyd Wright’s summer home, Taliesin, in the early 1900s.
Here’s a snapshot of Mike at the convention.