Words and draws by Russ
I was(still am) the geek-y kind of girl who wrote one of her very first fan letters to Stephen Hawking. Funny, since I love the athletic type...but big brains do slay me as well.I sort of pictured you as a youth writing long diatribes on the social victimization of children.~Mary
Cool that you have had two responses from such famous people. I have to admit I have never written a fan letter.
My complaint letters were always more effective than my fan letters. (one complaint won me a free round trip airline ticket and another was used as an essay to test out of freshman English) I'm impressed that you got responses from the King and Jane Curtain!
After seeing an old black and white classic Princess O'Roarke as a pre-teen (I think)I wrote a gushing fan letter to Miss Olivia de Haviland, fully expecting never to get a response. Only a couple weeks later I was shocked to recieve a short note from OdH, and a GORGEOUS signed glossy of her; I'll always love her for that.Cool as hell that Jane Curtin (always liked her) and Stephen King responded--it's funny how little things like that can really make you happy, huh?
I think your drawing of Stephen King is a perfect likeness.-Cin
Yes, Stephan King still looks like that. I use to love him and got all the way up to Insomnia and that one took me forever to get through and so I stopped there. HOWEVER, I will be reading his new book coming out (appropriately) in November. I believe it's called "Kennedy" and it's about a guy whose friend has a time machine and invites him to go back to 1958 with the intention of stopping the Kennedy Assassination. CAN NOT WAIT. And then I'll probably stop reading him again. I never wrote fan letters but did have an 8x10 glossy of Kate Jackson during her Charlies Angels years. My dad worked at a local TV station and she came to do an interview on a morning show they did and I got to meet her and get her to autograph it. She was very nice and was chatting with me in the lobby (I was the ONLY ONE THERE TO SEE HER). Then Oprah (host of the show) came out, saw she was being "pestered" by "that kid," took her by the arm and said, "Come on, Kate," and dragged her away. Kate looked at me sort of apologetically because I had been mid sentence and sort of shrugged as if to say, "Who IS this woman?" Of course now we know. She was the MIGHT OPRAH --bane of my childhood existence.
i remember writing a letter to jimmy carter (about what i totally forget) and getting a postcard back about how he received my letter but couldn't respond to each and every letter but thanks for writing anyways. i still thought it was pretty cool.xxalainaxx
That is freaking cool... especially the one from my boy, Stephen King......when Mike Tyson was in jail in Indiana, I would write him twice a month. After he was released, he did hire me as a sparring partner for a couple of fights. I never mentioned the letters, which were long and personal. If he read them then he knew who I was...
dude, you are a constant source of amazing stuffs. It's not just the content of your sketches, the stories you tell, but also how clearly the sketch brings to life your stories, amazing! grins, debra
I've written a few fan letters. It's much easier with email. There are some people who are amazingly gracious and appreciative of their fans. You can tell that they really appreciate your patronage!
I used to love Mad Magazine. I think that's great that you actually got responses!
Dear Russ,I think you are just the greatest drawer of cool things ever. I am your number one fan. This year I was elected Treasurer of the Greater Knoxville Russ Fan Club. I keep all of your drawing pinned to my bedroom walls. My mom and dad must like them too, because they look at them on my wall. Sometimes they argue about whether I should see a psychologist. I hope you write back. If you don't I WILL follow up. I WON'T be ignored. Sincerely,A FanPS: Do you still have the same Schlage deadbolt on your front door? Just checking.
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