Friday, September 14, 2012

Stan Lee

"Fantastic Four: Ashcan" Comic signed by Stan Lee 

Notable Signatures: Stan Lee, creator of Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, Iron Man, etc. (

Face front, true believers! Today, I met one of "The Greats" in comic books, Stan "The Man" Lee! I went to this year's Comikaze Expo (now re-branded to include Stan's name) at the LA Convention Center and after ponying up my $50 signing fee (totally worth it), I secured my place in line as we waited for Mr. Lee to arrive. Since my main goal for the weekend was getting Stan's autograph, I made a bee-line straight to the signing area and was lucky enough to be one of the first ten in line (not counting the fifteen or so "VIP" pass holders off to the side). Here is a picture of Stan getting to the area:

Unfortunately, I only had my cell phone with me on the first day so most of my pictures are fairly blurry. I wasn't able to get a picture of Mr. Lee signing my comic since the guy using my cell wasn't able to get it to work properly. Oh well, at least I got to meet Stan! 


Method: In-Person @ Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo 2012
Date Received: 9/14/2012

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Jewel Staite

8x10 Photo signed by Jewel Staite 

Notable Signatures: Jewel Staite (

Method: Via Venue
Request Sent: 6/6/2012
Item Received: 8/2/2012
Total Days: 57 Days

Address Used
Ms. Jewel Staite
c/o Epitome Pictures Inc.
220 Bartley Drive
Toronto, Ontario
M4A 1G1

Cassie Steele

8x10 Photo signed by Cassie Steele 

Notable Signatures: Cassie Steele (

Method: Via Venue
Request Sent: 6/6/2012
Item Received: 8/2/2012
Total Days: 57 Days

Address Used
Ms. Cassie Steele
c/o Epitome Pictures Inc.
220 Bartley Drive
Toronto, Ontario
M4A 1G1

Dean Jones

Index Card signed by Dean Jones

Notable Signatures: Dean Jones (

Method: TTM
Request Sent: 4/7/2012
Item Received: 8/2/2012
Total Days: 117 Days

Address Used
Mr. Dean Jones
c/o DJ Productions
P.O. Box 570276
Tarzana, CA 91357

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Jerry West

Trading Card signed by Jerry West

Notable Signatures: Jerry West (

Method: Via Venue
Request Sent: 4/30/2012
Item Received: 6/21/2012
Total Days: 52 Days

Address Used
Mr. Jerry West
c/o Golden State Warriors
1011 Broadway
20th Floor
Oakland, CA 94607

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Kathryn Beaumont

(2) Index Cards and Note signed by Kathryn Beaumont

Notable Signatures: Kathryn Beaumont, famed actress who provided the voices for Alice in Disney's Alice in Wonderland and Wendy in Disney's Peter Pan (

In November 2011, I sent Ms. Beaumont the first of two letters. As I had seen many other people receive responses in shorter time periods, I was worried that it might have gotten lost in the mail (due to the small envelope size) or overlooked so I sent another letter last month (May 2012). Interestingly enough, the response I received back from Ms. Beaumont was a combination of the two letters: the SASE from the first and the index cards from the latter (I am glad she chose to return the second set as they are FAR superior to my initial batch). 

Inscription: "Best wishes from Alice to Steve"

In addition to signing the Alice card, she also signed the one I designed for the other character she's best known for, Wendy:

Inscription: " 'I'm flying!' Best wishes to Steve"

Ms. Beaumont also included a little printed note with her initials explaining the delay:

Letter Inscription: "Steve, Apologies for such a delay! The fan department no longer really exists, but I do get occasional bundles of mail from time to time. I just received your request! KB"

Method: TTM
Requests Sent: 11/6/2011, 5/11/2012
Item Received: 6/5/2012
Total Days: 212 Days, 25 Days

Address Used [Department No Longer Exists, Periodic Bundles Still Sent, Expect Delays]
Ms. Kathryn Beaumont
c/o The Disney Studios
500 South Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA 91521

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Greg Louganis

1996 Upper Deck Olympicard & Post Card signed by Greg Louganis

Notable Signatures: Greg Louganis, Olympic Gold Medalist (1984 Los Angeles, 1988 Seoul)

Today, I completed my dual Olympic diving trading card by having Mr. Greg Louganis sign his side. In addition to signing the card, he also included a post card (which he folded to fit inside my SASE) advertising a documentary he is in called My Dog: An Unconditional Love Story and signed it next to his picture:

Method: TTM
Request Sent: 5/9/2012
Item Received: 5/23/2012
Total Days: 14 Days

Address Used
Mr. Greg Louganis
P.O. Box 4130
Malibu, CA 90264

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Norman Alden

Index Card signed by Norman Alden

Notable Signatures: Norman Alden (

Method: TTM
Request Sent: 4/7/2012
Item Received: 5/22/2012
Total Days: 45 Days

Address Used
Mr. Norman Alden
c/o Amsel, Eisenstadt & Frazier Talent Agency
5055 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 865
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Friday, May 18, 2012

Gordon Lightfoot

Index Card signed by Gordon Lightfoot

Notable Signatures: Gordon Lightfoot (

I am really happy to get Mr. Lightfoot's autograph as I've loved his honest and beautiful song-writing for quite some time.

Method: Via Venue
Request Sent: 5/7/2012
Item Received: 5/18/2012
Total Days: 11 Days (7 Days After the Show)

Address Used [NO LONGER VALID]
Mr. Gordon Lightfoot
c/o Ulster Performing Arts Center
601 Broadway
Kingston, NY 12401

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Ed Asner

Index Card signed by Ed Asner

Notable Signatures: Ed Asner (

I had originally sent Mr. Asner another custom index card back in November (he was one of my earlier TTM attempts) but unfortunately, it never came back. I'm glad that this one did! :-)

Inscription: "Steve The Best of Life + Thanks"

Method: TTM
Request Sent: 5/11/2012
Item Received: 5/16/2012
Total Days: 5 Days

Address Used
Mr. Ed Asner
c/o Quince Productions
12400 Ventura Boulevard
Suite 371
Studio City, CA 91604