Monday, February 17, 2003
Hello Neil

I am intending to attend your appearances at the Salt Lake City library here in Utah Mar. 7-8. Having never been to a signing, I wanted to ask something as a matter of etiquette.

Last year, my wife conspired with my friend John Bray, a former comics dealer and friend of Dave McKean (Dave even directed a music video for John... that was FUN to watch!), to get me a special Christmas present. It was Sandman 1-3 signed by Sam Keith, Mike Dringenberg, and Dave McKean. He told me he could never get to a place where you were to sign it and since I was such a big fan of yours (I have a collection of characters from The Sandman tattooed as a half sleeve on my right arm) that I could have them.

My question is, is it okay to bring these to your appearance in Salt Lake to be signed. I don't want to risk doing anything rude (and I assure you, I do NOT sell my comics. ESPECIALLY Sandman...) but I would love to have you sign these as well.

I know you are extremely busy, but if you find time, please let me know if this is a horrible thing to do so I don't embarrass myself.

Many Thanks,
Jesse Parent

I can't see why it would be a problem. Libraries like comics, after all. Libraries think graphic novels are Good Things. Depending on how many people are there at the Saturday signing, and how much time the library has for things to be signed in, the numbers of things that get signed may have to be limited, but that's the only problem I can foresee.