You go through pretty strange emotions while trying to get sketches. Page two of my sketch book taught me a valuable lesson. Talk to the artist and be prepared.
I am a big fan of David Mack's run on Daredevil. Upon arriving at comic con getting a sketch was the main thing on my mind. I saw Mr. Mack and he looked busy. There was a group around his area but after a few moments we conversed and he offered to do a sketch.
Wait? He didn't ask me what I want. What's the standard procedure here? I bet he'll draw something neat!
He gave me back the sketch book and I had to force a smile and a 'Thank You'. I walked away and looked down in horror? What the crud is this?! A what? A Kabuki mask? I don't know what that is but, already I know I don't like it!
Though I am grateful to have his signature and the drawing of the ... Kabuki mask, I think it's totally lame. Now you see why I am so glad I left my first page blank. Could you imagine if my book started out with this?
Little did I know David Mack would redeem himself in a much cooler way.
Thanks Dave Mack!!!