Molly Jackson: Autograph Dilemmas

Molly Jackson

Molly Jackson is a many-fandomed geek living in NYC. Basically, name the fandom and she has an opinion. When she isn't working her day job, you can usually find her waiting on line for a comic signing. You can also read up on her exploits as Wilderowens at [insertgeekhere].

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  1. Mindy Newell says:

    Well, at least here’s another ComicMix’r who didn’t go! smile emoticon

    I have never been much of an autograph seeker, and I certainly would never pay for them.

    Here’s a story…

    When I was freelancing at DC, I acted as liaison between the American Kidney Foundation and the NFL–it happened through my brother, who is a nephrologist and knew the President of the AKF–so that Curt Swan, gentleman and artist superb!–agreed to go to the party on Saturday night to be part of the auction bidding process–the proceeds went to the AKF, one of the sponsors of the tournament. Curt would draw the bidder (and it didn’t matter how much the bid was, it wasn’t really an auction that way, you just kinda chose what you wanted to get for your donation) with his or her favorite superhero, (Of course a Curt Swan Superman was the absolute biggest request for those who knew comics–and there were many, very many.)

    Anyway; a lot of the pros were there signing autographs. Emmet Smith, a man who never stopped smiling even though he was constantly surrounded by adoring fans, was there, signing his name left and right. (I saw this myself.)

    And then I saw Steve Young; it was 5 o’clock. This kid, about 7 or 8, was last in line. And Steve Young said, “Sorry, time’s up.” to this kid. And the father said, “We were on line for 2 hours. C’mon, he’s seven. Please.” Steve Young shook his head, pointed to the clodk, and said, “Sorry, contract said 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.,” and walked off.

    I thought the father was going to hit him. And of course the kid started crying.

    I have been asked for my autograph. I was even followed into the ladies’ room once by two overawed teenage girls. It has always amazed me when someone asks for my autograph, and I’m glad to give it to them

    No contract needed.