Dave Sim's blogandmail #56 (November 6th, 2006)
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11:26 pm - Some of my favourite moments on the Salt Lake City Trip:
Alan coming into the living room when I was monitoring Mimi's work on the Power Point presentation and handing me a CD of the Grand Funk Railroad album for which Neal Adams had done the 3D cover years and years ago. It hadn't come with the 3D glasses and had been reduced, obviously, a great deal to fit in a CD jewel box. "Have you got any 3D glasses, Alan?" I asked. It was a long shot. I mean, the cover had just been reproduced as a cover, as if it was just partly red and partly green. What were the odds that 3D glasses would even work? Alan was gone a few minutes and then came back with a copy of Rocketeer in 3D (Eclipse Publishing? I think it was Eclipse) and pulled the glasses out and handed them to me. I slipped them on and found myself staring at the single best example of 3D art I have ever seen in my entire life. Literally, just like the colour guy at the printing plant in New Jersey, I was trying to slip my hand under the planet that was jumping off the CD at me. Absolutely brilliant, absolutely amazing. And credited inside to Neil Adams. I think Playboy did that once, too. "Illustration by Neil Adams." You'd think this many years later on they'd get it right.
Meeting Hugh and Coteal Connor. They were all dressed up and looked as if they should have been at a much fancier party than the one they were at. Coteal in particular looked as if she was from the real world and it turned out that she is. They've been married for years and only recently has she started reading comic books. No idea why it took years or what it is about right now, but I would have to consider this a good vital sign.
Kim from In magazine, showing up with copies of the article and dressed as a 1940s newspaper reporter complete with trench coat and fedora (with a PRESS pass stuck in the hatband)—on her way out to a number of Halloween parties where she was going to be taking Salt Lake City society photos. Ger and I signed a comic book for her and there should be a photo here somewhere. Still haven't read the article. It's in with the box of stuff that's supposed to be shipped to us.
TOMORROW: Final favourite moments
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