R.L. Stine receives award at Comic-Con

SAN DIEGO — 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.