He is so passionate about his hobby, he debuted his own Comic book this weekend. ABC7's Rafer Weigel caught up with him at his launch event.
Rafer Weigel: Being a jock and I'm guessing probably a cool kid, did you have to hide this side of you at school?
Lance Briggs: I didn't go around promoting that I'm reading comics, it's something that I did in private. It's my own personal hobby. My own passion. I never thought to reach out to others that love the same things that I love. Once I was instructed to do that it was one of the best decisions that I've made. It connected me to a whole another world.
Weigel: Most people when they think of comic books, they think geek. Can a jock also be a geek?
Briggs: We're going to find out. We're going to find out. I think so. You love what you love and if you pick up comics and you read it all the time people call you a geek, then i'm a geek.
Weigel: Are you hoping it will be made into a movie?
Briggs: I hope so. I hope one day that we'll sit down and I'll watch you come in and buy that ticket or two.
Weigel: Can I get a front row seat?
Briggs: Yeah, but, you gotta get two tickets, you gotta bring a date, gotta bring a date. Maybe one day that it will be on the big screen and I don't want it to be "b" rated and not go straight to DVD either.