He’s at Baltimore Comic Con this weekend, and he’s the reason I went. He chatted a little with each person, and seemed just as warm and genuine as you’d think. He commented on my badge right away - I was wearing the cliché but fandom-appropriate Comedian smiley. I took a new copy of Watchmen for him to sign since my working copy is too embarrassingly tattered from overuse. (not pictured; that’s him signing for the people ahead of me.) Most importantly, we shook hands. So I have gained a superpower. I touched the hand that drew Watchmen.
I went to Joel Hodgson’s Q&A (Mystery Science Theater 3000 creator). He’s another human to whom I owe a great deal for countless hours of joy and entertainment. He gave long, thorough, rambling answers to questions and was very funny doing it. I ducked out early to go to Dave Gibbons’ spotlight session. He talked about his life in comics from his childhood introduction, right up to the present, more or less. Very enjoyable; I learned a lot. He has lots of anecdotes and mentioned he’s working on an autobiography.