Incorporated in 1908 and home to institutions like the Drexel Theater, Rubino’s Pizzeria and Capital University, the Columbus suburb Bexley, Ohio is the birthplace of a singular spook who strikes terror in the hearts of children worldwide: Robert Lawrence Stine.
Perhaps you know him better as R.L. Stine, creator of kid’s horror series Goosebumps. Growing up in Bexley, Stine stumbled on a typewriter in his attic at age nine and instantly channeled his shy personality into a prolific, pintsize joke writer, ascending to the helm of his high school newspaper and then Ohio State’s humor magazine, the Sundial. So when did the man known as Jovial Bob take a turn to terror town? His initial departure came in 1986 with his first young adult horror novel “Blind Date,” but, according to him, it all really started with one of his childhood favorites “Tales From The Crypt.” Flash forward to 1992 with his first Goosebumps novel, “Welcome to Dead House,” and history commenced. Pay homage to the birthplace of the world’s best-selling children’s horror author.
A portion of this shirt’s proceeds benefit the Bexley Education Foundation, a nonprofit committed to educational initiatives that enhance excellence in Bexley City Schools since 1983.