I met Scott McCloud! (Superman Adventures writer)
He was speaking at my college, giving a lecture on comics from an academic perspective. After the show, he stayed to sign autographs. DCAU fans will know him as a writer from "Superman Adventures", the STAS tie-in comic in the '90s and early '00s (he's also done some other stuff, like "Understanding Comics"). :P
He was the nicest guy you could meet. I'm a local indie artist, and he actually stayed behind longer to look at my work. Of course he had no idea who I was or if I was even worth his time, but he still asked to see my stuff. Just all around awesome guy.
So anyway, I told him how his "Superman Adventures" were the first comics I ever bought, and how I liked their style and self-contained stories in a period where everything else was Zero Hour crossovers in a Liefeld-esque style that was too edgy for 9-year old me. He agreed, and said how at the time, he and others in the field thought that the DCAU shows were exactly "how Batman and all DC should be" and complimented me for having good taste. He spoke very well of BT and crew, though he was gracious and didn't blast anyone either.
He seemed a little embaressed about the Livewire issue, and he preferred "the one where time ran backwards" (sadly, off-hand I don't remember that one). But he got a hearty laugh and he said that he had always hoped that somewhere out there, that was someone's first comic.
(TECHNICALLY, my first was Paul Dini because he wrote issue #1, but Paul didn't stay on for the rest of the series, where Scott did I think 13 more issues or so).
It was all very awesome, one of the best nights I've had this year.
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