Was too tired last night and forgot there was a story with those tarot card roughs!
Last night I’m sitting in a restaurant with Husband, cleaning up the tarot sketches and the waitress comes up and says, “Wow, are these yours? They’re good. I mean, -really- good.”
Yeah, okay, you draw in public, people say things. It’s usually okay or can be obnoxious sometimes. I thank her and she asks if I’ve ever thought about doing something big.
"Sure," I say. "I’ll be done with school next year."
"Oh, I was just asking because my uncle ‘Ollie’ works for Jim Lee on Spiderman… "
Eyebrows raise. Eventually we had to ask her to spell her uncle’s name because it’s Ale Garza. And yeah, I don’t correct her and say that Ale Garza actually worked on Titans and now Deadpool because Jim Lee’s actually heading DC; if you’re not into comics there’s no difference. So her uncle is Ale Garza, oh and actually, her uncle is sorta Jim Lee too, but that’s only because Ale Garza’s ex wife married Jim Lee so her cousins are living it up because Jim Lee’s super rich. I don’t think she has any pull (and I have no work to show) so I just tell her “Wow, yeah, I know who those guys are and Jim Lee is like everyone’s childhood hero including mine. 8|;;;;”
But she closes with “Well, yeah, I just wanted to say you’re actually really good,” and suddenly that means something. So:
1. You never know who you’re talking to in public.
2. Actually the comic world is really small (which is what I’m learning from the guests we keep having in sequentials class). Everything used to seem so far away until recently.