If Tommy knew that a cartoonist was going to be in Glasgow, he would invite them to the club to drink with us.
One visiting cartoonist was Will Eisner. He and his wife were great pint pals. Will drew the Spirit for me, and I asked him to dedicate it to my cartoonist dad. Best dad-cartoonist-gift ever! Recently I asked dad if he still had Will Eisner’s picture. he had no idea of what I was talking about.
Dave Gibbons came down to the club in1999. Tommy introduced us, and we talked all night. By the end of the (drunken) evening, he told Tommy that he had fallen in love with me. I certainly had fallen in love with him. But, just as there was a chain of events stopping me from being a Marvel or DC writer, so there was something stopping us from getting together: sadness. Dave’s wife had recently died and my marriage was in badland. sadness created some kind of buffer, or shield, maybe even a spirit shield, that prevented us from getting too close. i felt it in our hug.
That’s the girl’s story anyhow
Dave Gibbon’s story?:
I went to the scottish cartoon club. drank. had a good time. met a nice girl. never heard of her work though. went back to the damp hotel. alone. in the rain. slept.
(watchmen, rogue trooper, green lantern)