By RedheadedAtrocitus 12 Comments
Almost a month since my last blog people. Hope everyone's Thanksgiving was good but now to get to the meat and potatoes of what my latest blog will be on. Last night at my LCS I had the opportunity to go to a meet and greet signing event that was most entertaining. Last night four comic creators came down to meet loyal fans like I, including writers Gerry Duggan, Brian Posehn, Rick Remender, and colorist Dean White. Despite the impossibly long line to wait in, I had a blast of a time spending it with my friends chatting in anticipation of meeting these great comic dudes.
Starting with that feller Rick Remender. Nothing but a nice guy, I tell you what. Let me just start by saying that I was coming here ironically with the intent of getting something signed that he did while at DC. From December, 2008 to January, 2009 Remender wrote a two-part story for the 2007-2011 volume of Booster Gold entitled "Stars in Your Eyes." I had them signed by him and also had the pleasure of talking to him about what the situation was regarding him writing only that two part piece. Suffice it to say, while he did recall having fun writing the piece, there were other details about it that seemed, shall we say, less than perfect? Still, we were both in agreement that Booster was a fun character and that he still had one helluva fun story accomplished for that ongoing. In addition, it was a pleasure having him sign my several covers of Captain America #1 and Uncanny Avengers #1 and was even good enough to do a rudimentary sketch for me on my blank variant cover Captain America issue. Quite the dude, I tell ya!
Dean White was also on hand to sign at will and he was truly awesome meet as well, though I will admit with all the work of having to sign things left and right he probably had the least to say of the four, but not that that was his fault of course. I've always been a fan of his coloring style and he does it wonderfully in the current Marvel NOW! rendition of Captain America.
Posehn and Duggan. Gosh, what can I say about these two awesome individuals that hasn't already been said? Well Brian Posehn off the bat I've been a fan of due to his acting credits (i.e. Dumb and Dumberer, Devil's Rejects, FF: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Surf's Up) as well as his stand up comedics with the likes of like minded comedians such as Janeane Garofalo and Zach Galifianakis. And of course, for most recent references, who can miss him from Chris Hardwick's Talking Dead? I knew about his work with Remender and Duggan with the Image miniseries Last Christmas and was delighted to meet the individual in the flesh finally. Nothing but a warm personality to show he was delighted in meeting his fans and was most considerate.
And finally Gerry Duggan. At first I didn't recognize him in all honesty due to his healthy growth of beard from what you can see in the pictures above. Really is amazing what facial hair can do over time, can it? Well, nothing really more can be said other than he was another generous individual who was delighted to be met and greeted by his fans. What he and Posehn are doing for Deadpool is so far a great and wonderful effort that should be recognized by ALL who are a fan of the Merc with the Mouth.
Well, that's all there is, folks! Another great signing down the tube and I sure couldn't have asked for a more wonderful time had meeting these fine comic book writers and artists. Happy enjoying the blog with the promise that there are going to be other signing event blogs coming up in the near future! Oh, and for those that want to point out, yes, that is my "No Shave November" achievement thus far on my face. Come Saturday I'm clipping it and styling it into a Tony Stark goatee. Peace all!