Comic book fans -- this one is for you! In this episode, Olivia and Marcus are joined by Walter Harris, a self-identified comic book and creator. During the conversation Walter shares his journey growing up with comics and seeing his family-instilled values modeled by his favorite super heroes. This ultimately helped him navigate life choices and served as proof points while he shaped his identity into adulthood.
Tune in and learn:
- The characteristics defining a modern comic book collector
- The evolution of comics and their role in culture
- How continuity and investment as an avid comic book fan translate into ownership of a character's story
C3 is a web-series that explores the relationship between culture and consumption and how it manifests within a community of like-minded people. The literature refers to these groups as cultures of consumption—sneakerheads, hackers, runners, cosplayers, DIYers, etc. Every episode, we will investigate a different culture of consumption with a guide/guest who self-identifies as a member of the community. Together, we will dive into the cultural characteristics that govern the collective and informs their shared consumption activity.