The 7 Deadly Fans #1

THE SURROGATE.

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This is a guy who’s a major fan but can’t gin up the courage to ask for autographs. So he brings his kid along and shoves them toward the table while he stands at a safe distance saying things like, “Tell Mr Dixon how much you like his writing.” Meanwhile, the kid is goggling at you like you’re either the school principal or a maiden aunt who likes to cheek pinch. Once the comic is signed it’s hastily plucked from the child’s hand and carefully replaced in its bag. The pair departs with the kid longing to be back in the hotel room with his PSP and the dad calling out thanks and promises of “how much my Stevie loves your comics. Really!”

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