Thursday, October 16, 2008
This is a drawing of Gene Wilder that I did about a year ago. I had just finished his memoir, Kiss Me Like a Stranger, and was inspired to draw him. A few minutes ago I mailed said drawing to Mr. Wilder. Well, his agent or something, I guess. I hope to get it back signed. To have a signed drawing of one of my idols would be... amazing.
However, I have heard less than wonderful things about Gene Wilder's willingness to respond to autograph requests. Sometimes your picture gets sent back unopened, sometimes you get a letter that says he just isn't in an "autographing mood". I have this scene replaying over and over in my mind of him receiving my drawing, glancing at it, and throwing it directly in the trash. I will be crushed if I never see my drawing again. I will also be crushed if I get it back unsigned.
Well, here it goes. My friend Alex sent a picture to him a while ago and did get it signed, though it took about 3 months. So this is probably going to be a long wait. I will of course let you all know how it turns out. Wish me luck.