So, i’m sorry I haven’t added a drawing lately, the past couple weeks i’ve been sick, working more, and tired. However, one really cool thing I was able to do was…go to a book signing for Kevin Smith. For anyone who doesn’t know who that is, you can’t be my friend anymore….but in seriousness he has made such films as Clerks, Jay and Silent Bob strike back, Mallrats, Dogma, and many others. He has also written many books and has a TV show you can watch Via Hulu.
So this was for the book Tough Sh*t, he did a signing at his comic book shop: Jay and Silent Bobs Secret Stash. I went with my husband and a friend, we traveled to NJ from NY, not a super long trip, about 3.5 hours one way. We planned the trip really well, I filled up my tank before leaving, we had snacks/sandwiches/drinks, we brought change for tolls, CDs for music. However we didn’t consider the wait outside….mind you we knew we would have to wait, a few hours, we knew the line would be long, we even left early. But, we didn’t bring chairs, didn’t wear sunscreen, and didn’t bring drinks for in line. And because of unforeseen circumstances the signing started late, we ended up waiting about 5.5 hours, standing, in the sun…..I felt like I was gonna melt and collapse at any time. Thankfully once we were in the comic shop all that went away, I was excited again, and eager to look around the shop as well as meet Kevin Smith.
I also want to note the line waiting was made a little easier because Jason Mewes came out a few times to play with the crowd. Also the whole thing was being televise by AMC, for the show Comic book Men the episode will air October 17th, which was cool, though prevented us from taking any photos of or with anyone there.
So we go inside finally, the comic shop is cozy, and full of neat stuff. But the best was meeting and getting to talk to Kevin Smith, its great that he doesn’t just sign your book and push you away, he talks to you for a minute, and seems really interested in talking to you. Then he leaves a personal message in whats being signed (if you want it, but who doesn’t?). He is a really personable guy, and was a great pleasure to meet, the only thing I regret is that we couldn’t talk to him more.
Also, as another +1 for him, the signing was supposed to go from 2-5, but so many people showed up that he stayed until 10! Sure, he started a little late, but only by maybe a half hour.It was a big turn out, and i’m glad I could be a part of it!