He's a comic book writer, he's a filmmaker, and he owns a pretty kick-ass comic book store in New Jersey.
Today Kevin Smith turns 47.
In addition to having written some Batman comic books, some Green Hornet stuff, and a ton of original comics, Smith also gave us the movie Dogma:
Also, the little-seen but much-hyped Tusk:
Smith spoke very sweetly of Stan Lee at last month's hand/feet/concrete ceremony in Hollywood. Smith famously wears giant sports jerseys to every event for reasons that are personal and make sense to him. He also runs a pretty great YouTube channel that will definitely be relevant to your interests.
Tomorrow: Reboots. Robots.