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      CommentAuthoratomsk
    • CommentTimeFeb 14th 2008 edited
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    Did anyone else make it out to see Darick at the Comic Outpost on the 6th?

    He was the nicest gentleman, and he had no qualms about drawing on my friend's foot:

    The product of which she then took to Tala, this amazing woman at Black & Blue:

    Who exercised extreme skill while translating the drawing permanently to my friend's foot:

    That's exactly how Darick drew it, asymmetry and all.

    It was a pretty cool experience, all told, and I must admit I was a little star-struck.
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    Ah, to live on the west coast again.

    Nicely done, on the ink work.
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      CommentAuthorZ
    • CommentTimeFeb 14th 2008 edited
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    @wordywordsmith
    Yes. Yes I did.
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    Edited to add: the tattoo turned out great, by the way.</em>
    - Z
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      CommentAuthorJWH
    • CommentTimeFeb 14th 2008
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    Darick is a great guy! I wasn't at the Comic Outpost the 6th, but I did meet him at a signing in Santa Cruz a few years back. He was in Atlantis
    Fantasyworld to promote The Boys (and sign Transmet books, of course) and he took time to talk with every single person that came into the store. My girlfriend interviewed Darick for a local newspaper and she was terribly nervous beforehand...but when they sat down together he immediately put her at ease. You expect this over-the-top madman superstar and you get this hilarious, personable, down-to-earth guy.

    He had to cut out early because he promised to take his kids to the boardwalk, but I did get a chance to snag his autograph on the splash page of the Homelander's horrible, shiny bare ass ("suck it!").

    Sweet tattoo, by the way.
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      CommentAuthortedcroland
    • CommentTimeFeb 14th 2008
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    Yeah, Darick is cool. He did a signing at my shop in September, 2006 (he's friends with my boss), and we all got to stand around and watch him draw all day. He's super nice, and afterward I got to go to dinner with him, my boss, a couple others. It was a great time all around.

    Also, he has some pretty extreme opinions about Marvel that are really very interesting to hear.
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      CommentAuthoratomsk
    • CommentTimeFeb 14th 2008
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    Yeah, after leaving the shop I had this strange desire to go back and invite Darick out to dinner, he was such a pleasant fellow. While we were there he related this anecdote about the cover of the Spider's Thrash TPB about how he had finished it very early in the morning of September eleventh 2002 prior to turning on the news. After the events of that day someone decided it would be too offensive to print on the issue, but when it came time to do the trades he dug it up and they decided to use it. To the naysayers he said:
    "Maybe if it was a giant Spider Jerusalem that destroyed the World Trade Center..."
    but it wasn't, so it's not offensive.
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      CommentAuthortedcroland
    • CommentTimeFeb 14th 2008
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    Yep, he told me that story too after I commented that it was probably my favorite cover for the whole series (a series that had nothing but great covers). He went on to talk about living in New York after that event and had a lot to say about the social and political atmosphere.
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      CommentAuthorravnos
    • CommentTimeFeb 16th 2008
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    Huh... Black & Blue is where my uncle gets all of his ink done...