Saturday, January 10, 2009
Page 8 comes to us from David Hopkins comic book writer extraordinaire. David is responsible for such comics as Emily Edison, Karma Incorporated, and Souvenir of Dallas. While not typically an artist David shows off on this page that he's very capable of drawing.
I have the great fortune of being friends with David. We had begun an email correspondence after I visited his website and saw he had provided a link to Matt Leong and mine now defunct comic, Exit 126. He's been kind enough to host me twice on my journeys to Texas. I also hosted him here in St.Louis once, during that visit I got the funniest David Hopkins moment I have ever seen. We had taken David to eat at Lemongrass off South Grand. David was unaware that in St.Louis the pedestrian NEVER has the right of way, even when they have the cross signal, so he had stepped out into traffic and almost got pummeled by a car. David's reaction? He punched the car's trunk and yelled, "That's how we do it in Dallas!" For those of you not from St.Louis, South Grand is where many shooting, stabbings, rapes and other acts of violence occur. Needless to say when the car put on its breaks we got David out of there.