I have always been a huge fan of artist extraordinaire Steve Ditko. You know, the guy who co-created Spider-man and tons of other iconic characters for Marvel, DC, Charlton and many others. Since I will be in New York on Friday, I figured I would give Steve a call and invite him to dinner. Being the extreme recluse that he is, he politely declined my invitation to dinner as well as my invitation to a casual conversation at his office in New York. He was genuinely baffled as to why I wanted to meet him and talk about work he had done over 40 years ago. He then became defensive, cantankerous, and finally hung up on me. I instantly
got this picture in my head of him shaking his fist at the local neighborhood children and screaming; "stay offa my lawn you hooligans!!!"
Oh, and he did tell me that he had seen none of the Spider-man films. Oh well, I'm still a fan!