The Forensic Comicologist : Insights from a Life in Comics Paperback
I've been a comic book fan since childhood. The child became a man and the fan became a comic book retailer.
I wanted more out of life and joined the San Diego Police Department in my mid-20s.
I retired after a 20-year stint and returned to comic book collecting and retailing as a full-time job.
I re-entered that world wide-eyed, but was shocked to see how much corruption and scamming took place in my hobby.
I conveniently found that my legal skills borne from police work gave me the tools to help victims of the flagrant rip-offs happening everyday in the comic book world.
I've worked with crime victims and police departments to solve comic book-related crimes and recover stolen comics for the victims.The Forensic Comicologist is both a play on words and a proper description of the science of collecting comic books.
To add credence to my book I spend a few chapters delving into the history of comics, coupled with the history of collecting those comics.
I include relevance to explain why some comics are popular and others are not.
My book is a tutorial on how to collect wisely and reduce risks.
I've included colorful anecdotes and memoirs from fan-friends of mine.
The job of my book is to de-mystify comic book collecting for novices and explain why things are the way they are.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 180 pages
- Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc
- Publication Date: 30/01/2018
- Category: Comic book & cartoon art
- ISBN: 9781476672670