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Kendall has this to share

18 Aug 13 - 12:52 PM (#3550435)
Subject: Kendall has this to share
From: kendall

Not long ago, this guy showed up at one of our antique car meets. He came in a modern car so I invited him to ride with us. We fell to talking and he told me his name was Rick Parker, a professional cartoonist. He said he worked for the people who did the Spiderman comics. He did not draw Spiderman, but he did the background characters, the evil ones. We discussed Maine humor and folk music, and he asked for one of my CDs, and thought he would like to swap one of his drawings for it. I had to wonder if he was full of it, but I gave him a CD, and today he gave me a color drawing of Gid Tanner of the old time band, Gid Tanner and the Georgia skillet lickers. It looks just like Gid Tanner, not a caricature.

He said he likes my CD so much he wants to do a drawing of me. My modesty kicked in and I started to withdraw, but then I thought, HELL YES!
He said I sound like a combination of Johnnie Cash and Pete Seeger!

Talk about being in the right place at the right time!


18 Aug 13 - 02:13 PM (#3550454)
Subject: RE: Kendall has this to share
From: maeve

What a good story, Kendall! Enjoy every moment.


18 Aug 13 - 02:34 PM (#3550464)
Subject: RE: Kendall has this to share
From: Stilly River Sage

There's a synergy that happens sometimes when you meet people around a common interest. It'll be good for both of you!

SRS


18 Aug 13 - 02:42 PM (#3550467)
Subject: RE: Kendall has this to share
From: catspaw49

Or maybe the shit hit the fan and for once you were standing on the right side! Or perhaps a tree fell somewhere..........


Spaw


18 Aug 13 - 03:04 PM (#3550472)
Subject: RE: Kendall has this to share
From: jacqui.c

This guy told us that, when he started work for Marvel Comics he knew nothing about them or Spiderman. Given his surname it wasn't long before one of his colleagues asked him if he was related to Peter Parker. The blank look on his face showed his 'ignorance' and he said this guy gave him a look that said "You have no right to be working here!".


18 Aug 13 - 03:20 PM (#3550478)
Subject: RE: Kendall has this to share
From: Ebbie

What a great story! You just keep collecting them, don't you, Cap'n!


18 Aug 13 - 04:05 PM (#3550492)
Subject: RE: Kendall has this to share
From: frogprince

Gotta be true; too good to make up. : )


18 Aug 13 - 05:01 PM (#3550508)
Subject: RE: Kendall has this to share
From: gnu

Awwww, man! What a great story! I want a copy... autographed by you, of course!

Shhhheeeeeit that's cool!


18 Aug 13 - 07:00 PM (#3550532)
Subject: RE: Kendall has this to share
From: Sandy Mc Lean

Great Kendall! I hope that it overflows your, too modest, heart with pride!


18 Aug 13 - 07:06 PM (#3550534)
Subject: RE: Kendall has this to share
From: Mrrzy

How totally FUN!


18 Aug 13 - 08:26 PM (#3550552)
Subject: RE: Kendall has this to share
From: ranger1

Way cool! As a huge Marvel comics fan, I am very impressed.


18 Aug 13 - 09:18 PM (#3550563)
Subject: RE: Kendall has this to share
From: Crowhugger

I love it!


18 Aug 13 - 11:22 PM (#3550572)
Subject: RE: Kendall has this to share
From: kendall

I'll try to get Jacqui to post the drawing of Gid Tanner, and when I get it, the one of me.


19 Aug 13 - 08:19 AM (#3550634)
Subject: RE: Kendall has this to share
From: Bat Goddess

Ya run into some of the greatest people by sheer accident. What a wonderful story (and experience), Kendall!

Linn (I'll tell Tom...)


19 Aug 13 - 08:02 PM (#3550874)
Subject: RE: Kendall has this to share
From: kendall

You got that right, Linn.


19 Aug 13 - 08:37 PM (#3550877)
Subject: RE: Kendall has this to share
From: Mark Clark

Now that's a great story right there. Wonderful, Kendall. The world needs a good portrait of you. At least I think it does.

      - Mark


19 Aug 13 - 09:05 PM (#3550881)
Subject: RE: Kendall has this to share
From: ChanteyLass

Nice!


19 Aug 13 - 09:23 PM (#3550884)
Subject: RE: Kendall has this to share
From: Rapparee

As Spiderman.


19 Aug 13 - 09:58 PM (#3550891)
Subject: RE: Kendall has this to share
From: Bobert

I want one...

B~


19 Aug 13 - 10:30 PM (#3550895)
Subject: RE: Kendall has this to share
From: KT

Great story! Love it!


19 Aug 13 - 11:01 PM (#3550902)
Subject: RE: Kendall has this to share
From: Mysha

You mean you ran into THE Rick Parker, the colourist of Spider-Man? (Well, not just colourist, I guess, but that's how he came in, erm, "several" years ago.) Wow. It really is a small world.
                                                                  Mysha


19 Aug 13 - 11:13 PM (#3550908)
Subject: RE: Kendall has this to share
From: Mysha

Nah, it was lettering. He came in as letterer. And the contributors would have these little comments next to their name about themselves or how they did their job, and it made you wonder how he'd felt lettering the comment about himself. Separate mentions about colouring came later, I think.
Hm, it would appear I can't recall all the details of all the comics I've ever read. Must be my age.
                                                                  Mysha


20 Aug 13 - 07:04 AM (#3550986)
Subject: RE: Kendall has this to share
From: kendall

Yes, Mysha, it was he, the real Rick Parker.


20 Aug 13 - 09:44 AM (#3551018)
Subject: RE: Kendall has this to share
From: jacqui.c

Photo in flickr


20 Aug 13 - 09:49 AM (#3551019)
Subject: RE: Kendall has this to share
From: GUEST,olddude

He is the real deal Kendall, I know his work ... the guy is a major artist ... wow ... great story

Dan


20 Aug 13 - 11:19 AM (#3551047)
Subject: RE: Kendall has this to share
From: Pete Jennings

Fantastic!


20 Aug 13 - 11:51 AM (#3551060)
Subject: RE: Kendall has this to share
From: kendall

There you have it from one who knows, our own Olddude.


20 Aug 13 - 11:58 AM (#3551067)
Subject: RE: Kendall has this to share
From: kendall

That drawing is, of course, Gid Tanner of the Georgia skillet lickers, not Rick Parker.


20 Aug 13 - 03:56 PM (#3551155)
Subject: RE: Kendall has this to share
From: Waddon Pete

Wonderful story and wonderful picture!


20 Aug 13 - 07:07 PM (#3551218)
Subject: RE: Kendall has this to share
From: kendall

I never go looking to meet famous people, they just seem to appear somehow. I'm sure they don't come looking for me.


20 Aug 13 - 08:16 PM (#3551239)
Subject: RE: Kendall has this to share
From: GUEST,olddude

But you are famous Captain ... and I have a wonderful autographed photo on my work desk that you gave me ....


20 Aug 13 - 09:10 PM (#3551249)
Subject: RE: Kendall has this to share
From: kendall

I guess I am famous....among them that knows me.


21 Aug 13 - 06:30 AM (#3551317)
Subject: RE: Kendall has this to share
From: Joe Offer

The word is "infamous," Kendall - but for some crazy reason, we still like you.

-Joe-


21 Aug 13 - 08:17 PM (#3551583)
Subject: RE: Kendall has this to share
From: GUEST,kendall

I appreciate your sympathy. :-)