Paul Dini will be the Hero Complex guest at Festival of Books

April 25, 2009 | 6:55 p.m.

Batman animated series

The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is underway and I’m headed over to Westwood shortly for all the excitement. It’s a gorgeous day here in Southern California (big surprise) and the festival is one of the real sparkling events here every year so I’m looking forward to meandering the UCLA campus and meeting some authors and, hopefully, some of you readers as well.

I told you the other day about two stage discussions I’ll be handling and now I have good news about a third: On Sunday at 3 p.m., I’ll be joined on stage at the Los Angeles Times Pavilion by Paul Dini, one of the real nice guys in the entertainment industry and a man who has had success in animation, comics, sci-fi television and just about every other area of interest for Hero Complex readers.

I became a fan of his work with the wonderful “Batman: The Animated Series” and “Superman: The Animated Series,” which, to this day, may be the most consistently satisfying incarnations of both those characters beyond the printed page. I’m not the only one who admires his labors: He has won the Eisner and Harvey awards and has a shelf full of Emmys.

I’ll be chatting with him about his own projects, his collaborations with people including George Lucas and Kevin Smith, his stint with “Lost”  and his thoughts on this dazzling era we live in when, for better or worse, fanboy tastes seem to rule in Hollywood and beyond. The pavilion is free, as is the entire festival, so hope to see you there.

— Geoff Boucher

Credit: Batman image courtesy of DC Comics and Warner Bros.


One Response to Paul Dini will be the Hero Complex guest at Festival of Books

  1. JJ Moore says:

    Saw you at the LA Times book fair. You rock!
    Just finished reading an awesome new book–a prose graphic novel sci-fi fantasy mystery thriller with humor, snark, and adventure. "Where Angels Fear to Tread, The Zygan Emprise" by Yolanda Pascal. Batman, Sherlock Holmes, Superman, Lost, Galactica, and Trek fans will love it!

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