November 26, 2016
FFF Results Post #465—Lines For Paper
On Friday, CR
readers were asked to "Describe Four Times (#1-4) They Were Asked To Wait In Line For A Comic Or Something Comics-Related; Name One Thing (#5) For Which You'd Happily Line Up Right This Very Second." This is how they replied.
* Convention sketch from Juanjo Guardino (totally worth the long wait!)
* Pass pick-up at SDCC on "preview night", 2003
* Advance preview screening of the "Scott Pilgrim vs The World" movie
* Outside the local shop on Free Comic Book Day
* French customs authority on the way to the Angouleme show
1. At the very first Ottawa Comic-Con. It was a new event, and it was also taking place at the new EY convention center, weeks after it's grand opening. Staff were overwhelmed by the amount of attendees and everyone gladly waited in line, enjoy the day and each other's costumes.
2. To attend a panel Helge Dascher did on translation
3. To walk into the Wowee Zonk area at TCAF in 2015. The area was (as usual) packed
4. To walk into a comic shop in Windsor, Ontario for their 20th anniversary sale. They didnt have comics by local comic artists, but I bought a copy of Slash/Maraud #5 for 25 cents
5. To meet norwegian cartoonist Jason
1. At San Diego's train station, waiting to get on the train and watching every single person ask if that's really the line.
2. To get my first job in comics at TCJ. I was the fifth choice.
3. To get my regular stack of comics on my way out of town the same day they killed Superman (the '90s one, the one with all the Bloodwynd in it).
4. To introduce myself to Glen Weldon the other night and keep Laurenn McCubbin company in line.
5. Ditko signing.
1. Mark Evanier's Quick Draw Panel at San Diego Comic Con with Scott Shaw!, Sergio Aragones, and any of a dozen or more superb artists
2. Waiting for Frank Miller to finish at the urinal
3. Watching cosplay counter-protestors give the Westboro Baptist Church a hard time before SDCC opened its doors
4. Buying lunch from the snack bar with Kyle Baker at NYCC
5. A panel with Shary Flenniken, Gisele Lagace, and Raina Telgemeier
1.Comic-Salon Erlangen 2010: Waiting in line for David Lloyd to sign my copy of V for Vendetta. Representative of his German publisher: "No sketches, only signatures." Lloyd: "D'ya want a sketch?" (Photo attached)
2.Comic Salon Erlangen 2010: Waiting in line for Howard Chaykin to sign my copy of American Flagg. Talking with him about the genius of Alex NiÃ±o while he's busy signing other people's books. Those getting their stuff signed seem to be quite annoyed due to our enduring conversation, but alas, we don't care; because it's NiÃ±o, you know?
3.ILB in Berlin 2011: Waiting for Lorenzo Mattotti and Blexbolex in a little tent in Berlin, trembling like a dead leaf in an autumn wind.
4.Grober Unfug in Berlin, 2012: Lining up for a sketch by Sarah Burrini during her "Drei Superhasen tanken Tusche" world tour. (Translates as "Three super-bunnies tank up ink" or something like that, but I'm sick and probably lovey-dovey right now or even both, so what the fuck do I know.)
5.Gina Wynbrandt doing things.
1. To get my copies (volumes 1 and 2) of The History of Comics signed by Steranko.
2. To get a tour of the new Billy Ireland Museum. Technically, it was more of a general gathering than a line, but I still had to wait.
3. To check out at a very badly managed comic shop during Free Comic Book Day two years ago. It's the store closest to my home, but I refuse to even go there at all any more because it's so poorly run.
4. To meet Mark Waid, Kurt Busiek, Karl Kesel, Stuart Immonen, and Joe Casey immediately after they announced the formation of Gorilla Comics in 1999.
5. To meet Bill Watterson.
1. Press or Pro Pass at 90% of conventions I've gone to.
2. To get into the exhibition floor on San Diego Preview Night.
3. Free Comic Book Day purchase at a local comic shop.
4. Chris Ware panel that you moderated at TCAF one year.
5. Steve Ditko spotlight panel.
posted 2:00 pm PST
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