Hi, Eddy Choi here and I'll be keeping the keyboards warm, while the other guys are busy doing what they do best: drawing comics and taking names!
I've been at Wildstorm for almost a year now as Jim's assistant, but that's a post for another day. Today, it's about this killer Wolverine sketch from six years ago.
Back then, I was at my first San Diego Comic-Con and I was overwhelmed with just how big it really was. I'd been to the Chicago Comic-Con for years, but San Diego's a whole new ballgame.
Like everyone else, I wanted to get a sketch from Jim, but his signing was almost over by the time I got there. I waited around anyways just to watch him do a few quick sketches and that's when I saw him do this Wolverine sketch for a girl. Before this, he was only doing quick head sketches for fans, but this was a full-blown piece with a background. And ink! And GOLD!
What a GREAT con sketch! How in the world did she get it? And more importantly, how could I get one too?
I took out my camera and asked if I could take a quick picture of it and soon found out she worked at the booth. (Ah, an inside job.) Just one of the perks of being in the industry, I guess.
Cut to six years later and I'm sitting in her office meeting her for the first time. Or so I thought. She asked if we'd ever met before, but I couldn't remember anything. More recently, I was looking through her sketchbook and there it was on the first page. The same sketch I took a photo of six years ago. Wow, small world, huh?