Sunday, April 03, 2005

Damper (or stupid things I have done, part 726)

Damper (or stupid things I have done, part 726)

[jimlee]

OK now I've done it. Today I made a young girl fan cry (she was in her early 20's). Not tears of joy, but because I had upset her.

Not my proudest moment at the Big Apple Con. It's a rather involved story and I'm jamming on some pages tonight before I head back to the convention here in New York City for the last day so I can't elaborate too much on it now.

Stay tuned for details.

Life lessons I am sure for everyone involved--certainly for myself.

27 comments:

cadam said...

Please do tell. One minute you're the beatified penciller at a swanky New York premiere, the next a young woman is running off to the bathroom. Don't make us wait too long.

nohoohboy said...

Ouch. That don't sound too good. To be continued....

PMDizon said...

that's all right jimbo, we all do some stuff we regret...

Johnny said...

We can wrote anything, but only she can forgave you. Yesyesyo.

patman said...

oooo! finally. some intrigue going on in the gelatometti blog.

kidding aside, we all do dumb things that hurt others unintentionally and the only thing we can do about it is realize our mistake & hopefully get the opportunity to apologize & seek forgiveness. in your case, i guess it means a fantastic sketch for this fan. hehehe!

MISSLEMAN said...

Well- you got me wondering now Jim- what happened?

Sam Out-

Brett said...

Jiiiiiiiimmm! Man...I--I don't know what to say...

I think maybe you should find that poor girl and send her a free (yet rather elaborate) sketch as an apology.

However, we don't know the whole story and she may have gotten what she was asking for.

Please DO tell!

Salix said...

The only thing I could think of was maybe you had to leave before everyone in line got a signature/sketch. Fans get really upset over that, but it's understandable if you go over a time limit. But hey, I'm sure you're a good guy, so whatever you did to make her cry was probably unintentional.

Mr Pid said...

I'm thinking she asked him to draw her and she wasn't too happy with the results...

i'm so curious...

antonio said...

Hey Jim sad to hear that, once happened to me and well is not such a good feeling.
I hope there is a way to mend it!!
If not just keep the lesson not to have it again!!
I know you are a nice man!
Take care..JESUS ANTONIO

Kateness said...

Aww... :-/

Lazlo said...

Jim,
I was at the convention this weekend. It was a mad house but i was able to meet you, Carlos and some others. I am sure there is a reason but it was cool seeing you none the less. Cant wait to find out what happen.

Lazlo

MISSLEMAN said...

Other than this event, how was the rest of the convention?

Sam Out-

Storm7cat said...

Just to put all of your fans at ease....the aformentioned "young girl fan" (me)is happy as can be. Jim is really an awesome guy, there was just a misunderstanding (some of which was not at all his fault, he didn't hear what a nasty security guy said to me)and all is forgiven and now well.

- Rina

MISSLEMAN said...

whew...

Sam Out-

Tyler Wilken said...

Good to hear. :)

antonio said...

Rina you are such a great soul!!!
and I have to agree to you sometimes the artist do not know what is done behind his or her back.
Once in convention I wanted to shake hands and give a portafolio to Eddie Berganza but thanks to an a$$h*l* (I reserve the name..I mean what for), I just couldn`t do it!!...Great to hear you are well..JESUS ANTONIO

ps:And Jim is a great guy!!

daly city steven said...

stormcat,
what exactly did the guard say? i'm sure there are thousands of us who tune in to gelatometti, who are wondering what exactly happened. we'd appreciate the story; and we're glad that everything turned out alright in the end.

steven in daly city, CA usa

icemanx62 said...

Nice to hear all is well now Rina. I went to the convention on Friday and Sunday. Jim was cool and signed my stuff. Jim's line was a little rowdy and on edge today before Jim arrived. He was a tad late, but all is forgiven. Did you forget to change your clock? The most pissing thing about the convention that bothered me was on Friday when a guy was trying to bribe the security guy in front of Jim's table with $100 to be one of the lucky 4 or 5 people to get one of Jim's sketches. The security guy didn't take the money, but I can't respect a fan that would do this. All in all the convention was ok. Certain things could've been handled better or could've been more organized (I'm a little pissed because I missed out on a guest today who left early today). I think Jim did his best to satisfy his fans and have them walk away with a little something to cherish like a signature or a sketch. Thanks Jim!

icemanx62 said...

By the way Jim. My apologies for asking what colored socks you had on Friday. Heheheh!

Jesse Chin said...

Was at the convention on Saturday and had a great time.

I was able to meet Jim, Brian, Cammo and Carlos and all were quite gracious to the fans that attended.

I just wanted to thank Carlos for sketching me that kick-ass Arsenal pic on the backboard and just wished that I was able to get one from Cammo and Jim (and Bermejo, but he had to leave early) but I understood that they were all quite busy.

Also I wanted to comment on how there were some kickass fans at the show this time and how great it was meeting some of you.

All really nice and fun to talk to.

-Jesse-

Storm7cat said...

Hello everyone,
I know you’re all asking about the incident with Jim the other day, so here it is. After waiting close to 5 hours on line I was told I could see Jim later for a sketch since I was one of the first people on line.
Near the end of the day, I came back and asked Jim for a Gambit sketch in a certain pose. Jim started to explain that artists don’t really like to be asked what type of pose to do for a sketch because they like the freedom to just sketch and I though he was getting upset at me. Jim tried lightening things by joking around to make it not feel so personal. All of a sudden this man, who shall be known as the “other guy”, began to jump in on the conversation and started criticizing my hair and makeup.
At that point I just felt horrible, thinking that I had insulted Jim, and having been personally attacked by this “other guy”. I began to tear up a bit and was harassed once again by this “other guy” for it, which was just uncalled for. Then everyone started staring at me and I felt so embarrassed. Jim told me later that he didn’t hear what the “other guy” had said or he would’ve come to my aid, but luckily my boyfriend Greg was there to comfort me and keep the “other guy” away.
The next day Jim explained he didn’t mean to sound sharp or rude. He was just messing around and didn’t realize I got upset. Jim is forgiven and he proved that he really is the awesome guy everyone says he is.
Thanks, Jim!
-Rina

Johnny said...

I want to know if Jim is confirming this information, sia ba da.

johnnyjustice said...

I take storm7cat's word for golden. Misunderstandings suck sometimes.

Anyway, I'm sure if Jim would have heard what went down while it was happening he would have punched "other guy" square in the huevos, LOL!

Jason
http://jasonossman.com

Johnny said...

One more: I want to see Rina's hair and makeup, yesyesyo.

jagaruga said...

the most important thing is that you regret what you did. I'm sur you didn't mean to make her cry.

Kateness said...

Wow, that's just awful what that guy was saying. What a loser.

Glad things were able to be patched up between Jim and you at least.

*does the hug thing all around*