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|Todd McFarlane shared this on Facebook yesterday. I just ran across it. I thought it needed to be shared.
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|Thanks for posting that, Jesse.
It is good to see that Stan is still in good spirits, in spite of the swarm of con artists and vultures, that have been (and still are) on his back.
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|Great to read, thanks for posting|
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|Seeing the Eastern shirt of McFarlanes, I had to look him up. His generation’s Stan Lee, except he can draw too. Entrepreneur, salesman, no Benjamin is too much trouble. In spades. Be hard to top Stan there, though|
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|My one minute personal interaction with Stan Lee made me dislike him as a person.
My one minute personal interaction with Todd McFarlane made me like him as a person.
Of course one minute is a very short time, and maybe both are evil, or angelic, the rest of the time. I don't know. But we all make judgments about people on first impression.
And I ain't talking about any skills, talents or accomplishments. I'm talking about persona.
I would wish Stan the best, but he has already had the best of everything. So I just wish him no pain from here on out.
What irks me, are the vultures and vampires who apparently hang around him to get what morsels they can of his fame and money.
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|Much respect for both of those men. They both shaped the industry.|
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|My friend met Stan yesterday at Silicon Valley comic-con. Knowing how much he was looking forward to it, I texted him and asked "how was Stan?" He wrote back:
"I'm not sure he knew where he was."
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|I saw Mr. Lee for all of ten seconds at Comicpalooza last year. We sat through the panel, which was great; he has some great stories. When we lined up for signatures, it was sad to see. The Stan Lee Collectibles staff was rude; not just to fans/attendees, but also to Mr. Lee! They had him signing books Assembly-line style, and if something crossed his path that made him happy or want to talk for a minute, they would crowd him & say stuff like, “C’mon Stan, we need to keep it moving.” They were also very rough when handling books; guys just grabbing out of people’s hands in line & shoving them into a pile. Now we didn’t have anything fancy (I had a Secret Wars #8) & my buddy had a Marvel Masterworks ASM #1 reprint; but I saw a guy w/ an Avengers #1 get torqued off over how they handled his book.
Totally opposite vibe w/ Todd McFarlane at Amazing Las Vegas. The line wrapped around the perimeter of the show floor twice, so we decided to enjoy the rest of the show & try to get his signature(s) some other time rather than spend a day standing in line. Walked by a few times, and the concessions/people-watching area was across from his booth. He was laughing, actually taking time to talk with people, telling stories; looked like a guy having a good time. He even came out from behind the booth to take pictures w/ a kid in a wheelchair in a Spawn costume. The other people working the booth occasionally tried to move him along; he’d give them the evil eye and they’d back off. The only thing about him that was weird is that there were things he wouldn’t sign; he wouldn’t touch the Spawn “Thanks” issue, or the insanely overpriced Venom/Venomverse variants.
As an aside, I loved how the booths were set up at ALVCC. Todd McFarlane had a booth in the middle, having a good time, w/ an insanely long line. Next to him was Rob Liefeld, and an impressive line of Deadpool cosplayers; though he didn’t seem particularly happy or friendly. On the end was Kevin Eastman, w/ a line almost as long as McFarlane’s, fairly well split between kids and adults; that guy was having a party. He & McFarlane would occasionally yell at each other across the middle, and it was kinda funny to watch Liefeld stew in between as the guys on either side had fun.
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