Here’s a clip from paperbackreader.com’s Jason DeGoot’s website and his visit to FALLCON 2006.
"...Alan, Randy, and I started setting up our table, and who should walk through the door but Kreetor penciler extraordinaire Dann Phillips! I've known Dann for about four years now, since we first started working on Kreetor together, but this is the first time I'd actually met him in person. And just like all the other guys working on stuff at Repercussion Comics, he is a helluva nice guy.”
Randy and Dann gave out free sketches throughout the day, and they were definitely the hit of the table, and helped us sell more books than we would have otherwise. They were flippin' amazing. A kid would ask for a picture of a character, and within five minutes, Dann and/or Randy had whipped up a sketch that would put anything I could ever do to shame. It was a very cool thing to watch the kid's eyes light up with their new pic.
I think my favorite moment involved Dann with a father and his son. It was their first convention, and the dad had been out of the comic book loop for quite some time. His son was interested in being a comic book artist, and had brought along his sketchbook for artists to sketch in for him. Dann did up a sketch for him of Gore from Kreetor (nice promotional plug, Dann!), but then he went a step beyond. He tore out a sheet of paper from his own sketchpad and spent a good ten minutes walking through some basic anatomy techniques for the kid to use on his quest to become the next comic book star. It was a great moment, and both the father and son were unbelievably grateful for the time he took with them. They ended up buying several comics as well, and you can't beat that.
We had a lot of great requests that day. Most of them were pretty standard, we had some Spider-Mans and Iron Mans and some zombies. What sucked was that after they sketched them out, I wanted to keep them! Dann did up a sketch of a space woman for an old friend of mine from college that could have been framed. But we also got some pretty creative requests as well. There was a sweet picture that Dann did of Wolverine versus Jason Voorhees. And there was also a request for Elvis and even a self-portrait that Dann hit out of the park. But the most unusual request was this one:
That's right. Hitler in a beanie. It only took Dann five minutes to whip this up. I'm not sure how good of a promotional idea it is to have the Repercussion logo associated with the Fuehrer, but it's definitely an original image.
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