Dear Comic Art Fan,
I know, I know. The newsletter is late. Again. It's completely my
fault, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa. But I have a good excuse. I didn't
have time to write the newsletter because I had to wake up at the crack of
dawn, bang out a full day of work, take a five hour bus ride to
Manhattan, schlep across the city all just to spend about two seconds
SHAKIN' HANDS WITH STAN LEE!!
In honor of his contribution to the medium, the New York Comic Con
gave Stan the inaugural New York Comic Legends Award. The event was
hosted by Virgin at the Times Square megastore with speeches from Peter
David and Joe Quesada. Also in attendance were other comic book
luminaries like Jim Lee, Grant Morrison, Kevin Eastman, Michael Davis,
Kevin Grevioux, and Jen Grunwald. Stan made great speech full of humor
and naturally shilled for his new book Election Daze. There wasn't much
opportunity for the large crowd to mingle with Stan but he was kind
enough to give me a smile and a handshake as he walked by, which easily
made me the envy of all the other five year-olds on the playground the
next day. At least that's how it felt. I never had the opportunity to
meet Kirby or Eisner so I'm very happy that I got the opportunity to meet
one of the last true legends of comic book history.
I hope everyone who is lucky enough to attend NYCC this weekend has a great time and brings back some great art to show off.
See you next week!