Today’s the day!! If he were still alive, Jack Kirby would have been 100!!! So much stuff in comics pop culture and superhero art and film, (especially Marvel) owe it immensely to the imagination of Jack “the King” Kirby!! I hope you all have enjoyed my ABC tribute and this bonus piece, it had been a long time coming and hopefully a worthy tribute to the King of Comics. Happy Birthday Jack!!!
I was lucky enough to be able to go to this years thought bubble comic convention in Leeds, UK this year pretty much specifically just so I could go to the Gerard Way Meet and Greet. After literal hours of queuing I got my brief period to meet him and get him to sign a couple of things for me. This is where I gained a whole new level of respect for him. We’d already been told by the events staff that he wasn’t doing selfies with fans cos he was feeling anxious (fair enough, if he doesn’t want to then he doesn’t have to, he doesn’t owe people a selfie) but when I spoke to him it was pretty clear he was uncomfortable. He’d already been sat there for hours and had probably had the same conversation with each fan a thousand and one times, he was tired and you could tell he was feeling a bit off. Despite this when I met him he still put on a smile, asked my name, shook my hand and was generally just a really lovely kind person. Considering his rather well documented struggle with mental health issues and the fact that he was doing a two day signing nobody could have held it against him if he’d called it a day and gone back to his hotel but even though he was uncomfortable he soldiered on through for his fans who’d come all this way to see him because of his respect and love for them.
… Shiro’s outfit is not proper for the setting of this fic. And neither are his cheek marks. But that’s precisely why I’m posting this as a wip here and not on my main blog. @blk-l encouraged me to she’s so kind T_T
This little comic is loosely interpreting a scene I really liked from @pitchgold ’s fanfic “two shadows went” aka the fic that doomed me to shance. Go reeeaaaad it it’s so good.