By nszerdy 25 Comments
For a long time I've looked up to many great artists in the Comic Book Industry. Neal Adams, Jim Lee, Travis Charest etc.
I've longed to meet many of them and have had the great opportunity of meeting some of the greats and some of the "greats"...
Some of my best experiences have been with Carmine Infantino (A GREAT GUY!), Stan Lee, Greg Capullo, David Finch, J. Scott Campbell, Roy Thomas (a writer), Darwyn Cooke, Alex Saviuk (even got to have lunch with him) and a number of others!
In past years I wasn't as big of a fan of Tim Sale, but then I met him and found out he was a wonder guy and I became a huge fan of his and his art. I've also met a few artists I was HUGE fans of only to find out they were complete and utter *&^%'s and ended up selling off or giving away all of their issues.
Recently I got to meet one of the biggest names in comics (especially Batman down at Florida Super Con) and was really disappointed to find out that he was all about making money ( I won't mention the name...for now) but it was really diappointing and it really affected my opinion of that artist. While some of the artists were doing amazing commissions for relatively cheap-----this particular artist was drawing the same thing over and over for more money and not doing as nice of a job...
Just disappointed and wish they had made it more about the fans (Greg Capullo makes it more about the fans--he stands up and shakes hands with everyone he meets and even hands out a free print to the first 200 he meets at the show)