Me, the Toddler, and The Freak
I dug this photo up while looking through the Vault the other day. It was taken at one of the Diamond Comics Distributors Retailer Seminars, probably back in 1991 or 1992. Those seminars were a once-a-year event where most of the comic book publishers would get together in one location to show off their wares for four days of fun and mayhem - no general public allowed. But that's when there were competitors to Diamond Comics... like Capital City Distribution and Heroes World Distribution and Friendly Frank's and a few others. Nowadays, with a near-monopoly, Diamond just holds regional "mini-seminars". No need to wow the retailers anymore... *sigh*.
Anyway, I was goofing around with a fellow retailer friend of mine who sometimes dresses up in costume as The Freak, when we spotted Todd McFarlane strolling the floor. I handed my camera to an innocent bystander and had him photograph us while we both screamed gibberish at the man who came to embody the Image Comics '90s... the Toddler.