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Mike Baswell
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Of the few I've met, all have been great, but Mike Grell is right there at the top possibly because he asked me why I wasn't working in the industry when I showed him some old homages to his work. That kind of thing does tend to pump you up a bit.
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I've met Bob Layton several times always a pleasant experience.
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I'll add Todd Nauck to the list of previous mentions.
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I got to talk to George Perez a couple of times. Super-friendly guy.
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I'll second Bob Layton and Sergio Aragones--met both more than once and really nice and friendly every time.

I see Neal Adams twice a year these days and he's always been great to me, but it's always at a con and he's there to sell.  I might think it's a bit of a salesman's persona, but the one time I asked him to look at my portfolio, he stopped drawing, stopped selling, ignored everybody else and spent fifteen minutes sharing with me and telling me what I did wrong and did right.  That was memorable, nice, and beyond friendly.
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So many of these guys are super-friendly, but for me,
John Byrne tops the list. No one has been more generous
to me and my family, with their time and their talent,
than John. John signed comics for my students too.




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Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez and Barry Kitson are convention
friends, as Fred and Paul can attest. Barry is always
fun at dinner, and last time we went to my place,
Angelo's in Atlantic City with Scott Hanna and Mark
Morales too.
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That's a great picture of John, isn't it?
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Andrew W. Farago
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I've been working in comics for about 20 years now, and I've got to say that I've only got a handful of people on my "I hope I never have to talk to that guy again" list--and even a number of those encounters were under extenuating circumstances, like the last day of a long convention.

That being said, Ron Lim, Stan Sakai, and Kevin Eastman are three guys who always have a HUGE smile for everyone who sees them at a convention. It's always amazing to watch them interact with fans.
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Brian Miller
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Posted: April 11 2019 at 12:36pm | IP Logged | 10 post reply

That pic is obviously photoshopped. Fandom know John Byrne doesn’t smile. Especially in front of fans. 
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Kevin Brown
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Nicest I've ever met? Joe Staton.

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Agreed.  He was also the very first creator I met waaaaay back in 1979.  I met him again at this year's C2E2... 40 years later.  Still extremely nice (as is his wife!).
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Oh, I forgot to add Jim Steranko to my list, a legend that I never thought I'd be able to meet (which I did in 2017).  We were in line for a while, but that's only because he took a lot of time to meet and talk with each of the fans.

Also memorable was a moment during his panel, when he decided to call Joe Sinnott on his cell phone so that everyone in the room could sing "Happy Birthday" to Joe.
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