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R.L. Stine talks 'Goosebumps' at 1st San Diego Comic-Con

Associated Press logo Associated Press 7/21/2017 By SANDY COHEN, AP Entertainment Writer

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Comic-Con has given "Goosebumps" creator R.L. Stine a surprise at his first trip to San Diego Comic-Con. The 73-year-old author received the organization's Inkpot Award, which recognizes contributions to the worlds of comics, fantasy and sci-fi. Past recipients include Steven Spielberg, Neil Gaiman and George Lucas.

Stine appeared at a panel Thursday where he told stories from throughout his career. He said he was initially reluctant to write scary stories for young readers, but once he came up with the name "Goosebumps," he decided to give it a try. He has now written 130 "Goosebumps" books. He also announced Thursday that a new line of "Goosebumps" comic books is in the works.

Stine also revealed that he only types with his left index finger. It was bandaged Thursday.

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