Sketchbook Saturday: Jesse Custer by Steve Dillon

I missed last week’s installment of Sketchbook Saturday and this week, I’m not continuing the chronological order I started with previous installments, instead carrying on this week’s theme of Preacher, which I talked about in great detail in this week’s Trade Post. Hell, I’ve even posted this image before, back when I talked about 2009’s Wizard World Philly. As I mentioned back then, I was dead set on getting a Steve Dillon sketch. I didn’t have a lot of responsibilities during the show (I was working for ToyFare at the time), but I would have shirked them all to stand in line for a Dillon Preacher sketch. Even though I didn’t have anything else I had to be doing, I was still paranoid that one of the big bosses would pass by and see me there. I’ve never been good at using what little name I have in the industry to get sketches and I have no problem standing in line for something I really want, but I was looking around like a hawk.

For the record, Dillon looks like a complete badass, like he just fought his way from wherever he was last week. He hurried in, sat down, pulled out some drawing materials and went to town. The missus was standing with me in line and I was losing my geeky mind waiting for my turn. I don’t remember how much I paid for the CBLDF donation to get the sketch, but it was completely worth it. Watching him draw one of my all-time favorite characters is one of my favorite comic-related memories. I still remember how he drew the hair! Actually, now that I think about it, this might have been the last sketch I got. I need to man up and start getting more!

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