Honours for R-L Stine

Comic-Con has given “Goosebumps” creator R-L Stine a surprise at his first trip to the San Diego event.

The 73-year-old author received the Inkpot Award, which honours contributions to comics, fantasy and sci-fi.

Past recipients include Steven Spielberg and George Lucas.

Stine also announced a new line of “Goosebumps” comic books is in the works.