Best Moment of NYCC 2010

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Mythos: X-Men, Page 5, Panel 1 (detail).
2005. Oil on masonite, 16 x 24".

I don't think anyone has ever questioned Joe Quinones' geek credentials (after all, he just reminded me that our first meeting was instigated by an impromptu light saber duel at RISD 11 years ago). But even if someone still had lingering doubts regarding his devotion to comic book and pop culture, those must now be relinquished.

At some point during the convention, a young man dressed as Cyclops stopped by the table to look at my art. Although he was wearing the blue costume, he was sporting the red glasses, as opposed to the visor. Joe, who was seated at the table next to me, told me afterward that when he saw Cyclops lower his "ruby quartz" glasses to get a better look at the artwork... he flinched.

Let me repeat and rephrase that: when Joe saw a guy dressed as Cyclops remove his glasses, his instinctual reflex was to brace for an optic blast. I am still laughing (kindly, of course). Trust me, that's precisely the kind of person you want drawing your comics.


  1. I am SO going to mock Joe for that the next time I see him.

  2. Hahaha, nice. Okay, so that might be going a bit too far in believing in a character... But in any matter, it sure makes a good, amusing story. Yay for geekiness!

  3. Jesse, please do. Joe has truly earned it.

    Indigo, there's no such thing as "going too far" when it comes to comic book geekiness.

  4. Now don't feel embarrassed for telling Joe at NYCC" I'm from Queens, you know...where spiderman is from."

  5. Already done, Joe.

    Ray, he probably wouldn't have known what you were talking about if you hadn't.

  6. My Mom: "Joey, you was born in Queens. You know, where Spider-man is from?"


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