@Jolene_ALa I met him once super briefly in the 90s. Very kind and nice even when clearly rushed.
I can’t believe it took me all day to realize this, but I officially opened my business, Splash Page Comics/AnimeUSA, 19 years ago today. (For those who have never looked, you can also check out my Yahoo Shopping store, Ebay store and Amazon zshop! My favorite is the Yahoo store.)
We have undergone a ton of changes in that time, turned over a lot of staff, although my two current guys hold the record now for longest time working for me. I promise, I’m not evil, I just tend to hire a lot of college students.
The biggest move of course was in December 2001 when we closed our retail store front and went internet and conventions only. I tell you, best decesion I ever made. My stress levels went down, and I get more accomplished in one day then I used to get done in three.
Anyway, enough of memory lane. Just struck me as funny how far into the day it was before I even remembered. This day used to excite me as much as my own birthday. Now, niether of them do a thing for me! (although, later this month, my new company, MunkiZ LLC turns a year old! Maybe, just maybe we will finally get a product out!)