Meanwhile, I get boxes of Cadbury chocolates shipped from Canada and cheerful email from Gettis every so often prompting me to come correct. He's just a really nice guy. So nice that he actually encouraged me to write Alex Toth, my favorite living cartoonist a letter and send him some of my creator-owned fare, including THE QUITTER, in hopes he'll dig my wares and write me one of his famous handwritten postcards schooling the perpetual apprentice and tearing me a new asshole. I live for one of these.
Yesterday, I receive a package from Gettis. I had a very good clue as to what it was. Apart from my stuff, I own very little original art and I was afraid to open it. It took me 3-hours before I could surgically remove the contents.
With such sophisticated flair and ease, Toth manages to reduce all shapes and ideas into their simplest forms while maintaining energy and personality. I was honored to receive an original page from his sketch book.
Thanks SO MUCH, Steve. I owe you, man. Big time.
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