Left to right: The author standing next to Jack "The King" Kirby at the San Diego Comc-Con in 1992, and then with Stan "The Man" Lee at the Big Wow Comics Fest in San Jose in 2013. The Mighty Thor shirts
are different but it's the same copy of Fantastic Four No. 5.

Bob Calhoun used to wrestle men in Sasquatch suits while drunks threw food at him. He chronicled these days of glory in the punk-rock/lucha-libre memoir Beer, Blood & Cornmeal: Seven Years of Incredibly Strange Wrestling, a national bestseller. His work has appeared in Salon.com, The San Francisco Chronicle, AOL News, Filmfax, Giant Robot and Inside Kung-Fu. He is also the co-author of The Godfather of Grappling, the autobiography of martial arts and Hollywood stunt legend "Judo" Gene LeBell. Calhoun is currently a Sr. Research Analyst at the University of California, Berkeley.


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Everything Bob Calhoun wrote for Salon.com all in one place.

Bob Calhoun's Open Salon blog featuring his interviews with Mick Foley and Chris Jericho, plus coverage of cons.

Bob Calhoun called the making of "Grumpy Old Star Wars" way before Lucas merged with Disney.

Bob Calhoun's San Francisco Chronicle Cover Story.

Bob Calhoun's profile at Redroom.com, where the writers are.



Beer, Blood & Cornmeal: Seven Years of Incredibly Strange Wrestling (2008, ECW Press).


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The Godfather of Grappling (2005, Gene LeBell Enterprises)

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