Word on the interwebs is that lines at Sunday’s David Finch book signing ran until closing time. My friend, Oliver had his Moon Knight #1 (first print!) signed… at 10:30pm! That was quite a wait, since he had already attended the Artist’s Talk at 3 in the afternoon. My personal opinion is that having the event at the store (and on a weekend) made it accessible to the many comic fans in Manila — and that was awesome. Twitter was abuzz with David Finch.
Being in line was a fun experience in itself. I got to meet some truly interesting people, including a Zoids cosplayer, a music production major, a child genius, and Duy Tano from The Comics Cube. Duy actually has a great interview with Finch. Read Part 1 here.
I came on Saturday to attend the talk and was happy to be able to ask a few questions. As an added bonus: David took my request when choosing what to draw for his artist’s talk demonstration. At the book signing, I had my three of my “Batman: The Dark Knight” issues signed. Each issue has something special about it:
• Issue 3 cover features “The While Rabbit,” a character David invented.
• Issue 4 cover is a Poison Ivy cover, which is my favorite Batman: The Dark Knight cover so far.
• Issue 5 is a Scarecrow cover where Finch did the coloring himself.
I also had the pleasure of meeting Jeffrey ‘Jeff’ Huet, a Marvel and DC inker based in Calamba, Laguna. Jeff is a a great guy and has the chops to stand with the best inkers in the business. If you have any doubt, just pick up a copy of World War Hulk and see for yourself! It turns out that I’ve unconsciously loved Jeff’s stuff for a long time. He put in work on Iron Man Legacy, and on my personal favorite of DC’s New 52: Animal Man. Speaking to Jeff, you can really feel the passion he has for the inking craft, how much he loves comics, and how thankful he is for the blessing it is to have a job doing what he does. I’d love to have Jeff ink a sketch variant cover for me to add to our small collection on display in the Honeycomb offices.
And apparently I was not the only one who thinks that Jeff is insanely talented, David Finch himself stopped the line for 5-10 minutes to talk shop with his colleague. David seemed impressed. To the fans who happened to be in line or nearby, witnessing their discourse was quite a treat. The little meeting ended with Finch handing Jeff a little piece of paper with his email address on it. Will we see Jeff and David collaborate in the future? Fingers crossed!
And as for the stuff Fully Booked will be coming out with, post this weekend? We’ve got some really great web articles coming up and have been working on a video interview for which Kiddo and I supplied questions. I ran into the video’s director Nicky Daez last night in Draft, and was absolutely thrilled to hear about how great the interview went. Both Nicky and his girlfriend Sabs seemed to think that the Finch’s answers were golden. I can’t wait to see it myself and, of course, I can’t wait to share it with all of you. Stay tuned, I suppose. Same Bat-time, same Bat-channel.
Disclaimer: While this post was not commissioned by or paid for by Fully Booked, Kayo Cosio is the Creative Director of HoneycombCommunities, a web contractor of Sketchbooks Inc., the parent company of Fully Booked.