Ever since I started reading Hawkeye, I’ve been trying to meet Matt Fraction. It’s not an easy thing to do as the conventions he attends are limited, just like my own. Then if he is at the same convention, there’s always some weird scheduling issue or it’s a ticketed signing. This time the stars aligned and everything came up roses!
I was able to attend the Image panel on Saturday which featured Matt and Chip as guests. Well, Matt was scheduled but Chip crashed because, Chip. The panel was really interesting and I learned a lot about some of the other Image books that I now plan to check out. Of course a lot of questions were about Hawkeye and Sex Criminals. Shocker, right? Some of the stories they shared though were hilarious.
Yup, I managed to snag a front row seat. It’s easy to do when you’re flying solo. As the panel came to an end, fans “rushed” the stage which wasn’t a surprise. I didn’t bring any of his/their books with me because I wasn’t expecting to actually get anything signed. That’s when I asked Fraction to sign my Hawkeye tattoo. He said it was awesome and kept apologizing for signing it horribly.
Personally, I think it looks awesome, and no I won’t be getting it tattooed. Let’s be honest, it wouldn’t look super awesome and I don’t want to mess up my perfect little arrow. I quickly got out of the way though as it was a bit crazy and went to the back of the room to find my friends. We were checking out the next panel that was in the same room. While we were chatting and waiting, we noticed that Fraction and Chip were headed out way and we asked them for a photo. At first Chip didn’t want to join mine but then Fraction said “She’s short! It’ll be funny!” That’s the story of my life to be honest.
And that is how my Saturday became the most awesome Saturday ever. But I’m still annoying I didn’t have my Sex Criminal trade to get signed by them. I know, I’m never satisfied. That’s what she said.