This week we caught up with Art Director Bob Lentz, recently returned from San Diego Comic Con. If there are two things Bob loves, its comics and food. So why not combine them in a special Foodie Friday interview?
Q. What was the best meal you had at Comic-Con?A. Sushi. It doesn't get much fresher than on the coast. However, the Korean BBQ street tacos I ate were equally as good. Loaded with spicy beef and kimchi, they were delicious. The cuisine in San Diego is varied, but you can never go wrong with tacos of any kind. Actually, you can never go wrong with tacos anywhere. In the world. Ever.
Q. According to your expertise, what do superheros like to eat?
A. Hostess Snack Cakes. Back in the 70s and 80s, comic books would always run these little comic strip advertisements of Spider-Man or Batman saving a group of kids and then they'd all enjoy a Twinkie or a Ho-Ho together. The strangest one I ever saw was I believe the Hulk or Spidey enjoying a Hostess Fruit Pie with Meatloaf (yes, THAT Meatloaf) after his concert. For real. You can't make it up.
Q. If Comic-Con 2012 was food, what food would it be and why?
A. Hmm. The easy answer would be goulash, because Comic-Con is a little bit of everything that popular culture has to offer, all blended into a very large 9x13 casserole dish. But if you want the hard facts, I would say that Nacho Cheese Doritos + Mountain Dew + Slim Jims + donuts + Skittles + frozen pizza + Taco Bell + coffee = Comic-Con.
Q. What snack will you feast on while watching The Dark Knight Rises this weekend?
Whatever my wife smuggles into the theater. My money is on Junior Mints.
Q. All food aside, could you sum up your experience in San Diego in 150 words or less?
A. How about 10 PHOTOS or less?
Kids are mesmerized by Capstone's books…
…but, of course, choosy big sisters, parents, and librarians already know that!
And all of them were smitten by our EXCLUSIVE 24-book box set of DC Super-Pets hardcovers, which was given away by prize drawing on Sunday…!
Even Eisner-winners Art Baltazar (Tiny Titans and DC Super-Pets, left) and Franco (Tiny Titans, right), and new Eisner-winner James Kochalka (Dragon Puncher Island, center) stopped by for a chance to win!
Best of all, our booth became a haven for book-lovers of all types…
The Force was with this X-Wing pilot librarian!
Jumpin' gigawatts! It's Doc Brown from "Back to the Future!"
Atten-hut! This green army figure was hoping for more military books!
And finally, worlds collided when the Dark Knight of today met up with the Batman and Robin of the 1960s for story time (if you look closely, you'll see they're reading the Batcow book…)!
Until next time, "stay classy, San Diego!"