Monday, May 3, 2010
This was my first Free Comic Book Day in San Francisco, so I was especially excited to partake over at Isotope, my current comic shop of choice. As it turned out, Isotope didn't just have free comics; it also had Basie.
Basie is a nine-year-old comic book creator who sells his photocopied comics Masked Mutant at Isotope (and perhaps at other shops as well). Every Free Comic Book Day, owner James Sime invites Basie to set up in Isotope and draw sketches for the free comic-seeking masses -- a very cool way to encourage a young aspiring creator.
Basie was kind enough to do a sketch of Atomic Robo for me, right down to his cargo pants. I'm saving this one for the day that you're famous, kiddo.