I met Kevin Smith at Comic-Con, back in 2000 or 2001. The encounter was so incredibly embarrassing, I can't bring myself to recall it, but can be summed up thusly: I made a complete fool of myself, and as a testament to his kindness, he didn't make me feel like a total asshole. (Note for the record that I was a total blathering idiot, and also note that I defy every single person reading this to sit on a couch next to Kevin Smith and not lose their shit because you're sitting next to One of Us who is living the dream.)
I've always lamented that I made such a fool out of myself, because if he remembers anything about me at all, it's probably something like, "Oh man, that guy is an idiot."
This morning, my inbox was filled with e-mail about this art show Kevin Smith's doing called Crazy 4 Cult 2 that opens in Hollywood next Saturday, including a link to this fucking awesome painting, that completely owns in the face:
There are a ton of magnificent works on display in Kevin Smith's blog, but that's not even the best part of the post, which is this:
I saw “Watchmen.” It’s fucking astounding. The Non-Disclosure Agreement I signed prevents me from saying much, but I can spout the following with complete joygasmic enthusiasm: Snyder and Co. have pulled it off.
Remember that feeling of watching “Sin City” on the big screen and being blown away by what a faithful translation of the source material it was, in terms of both content and visuals? Triple that, and you’ll come close to watching “Watchmen.” Even Alan Moore might be surprised at how close the movie is to the book. March can’t come soon enough.
See? Living the dream.
The show opens on August 22 at Gallery 1988 on Melrose, which is next door to Golden Apple. He says that there were over 1000 people last year, so if you're going, you should plan on showing up early.