Director Kevin Smith at Batch in downtown Tucson with owners Ronnie Spece, left, and Kade Mislinski. 

Director, actor, comic book man Kevin Smith has been making the rounds in Tucson ahead of his appearance at the Rialto Theatre this Friday. 

Smith has been popping up live and in-person at points around town over the past week, with photos to prove it. 

Among the shots that have circulated: A selfie with Frank Brinsley, host of "The World Famous Frank Show," on Brinsley's Twitter feed; a forehead shot on Smith's Twitter feed with the Rialto marquee in the background; and just today, a photo of Smith with Ronnie Spece and Kade Mislinski, owners of Batch, the downtown doughnut and whiskey shop.  

Smith's show on Friday begins at 8 p.m. Tickets can be purchased through the Rialto website


Gerald received his journalism degree from the University of Maryland. He has been with the Star for 16 years and has covered a variety of beats. Currently, he divides his time between the presentation desk and as a member of the digital team.