In the convention book, Nick said, "I was born retired." The back
cover of the book featured Teen Titans artwork done especially for the
convention. It had the original Teen Titans (pencilled by Nick, inked
by George Perez), the New Teen Titans (pencilled and inked by George)
and the Titans (DC's newest incarnation, pencilled and inked by Dan
Jurgens), all colored by Tom Smith.
Nick signed bunches of autographs, sold numerous sketches and basically
accepted all his well deserved praise from comics professionals and
just plain old fans. Seen for the first time was Nick's painting of the
cover to DC's unpublished "Greatest 60's Stories Ever Told". This
painting was eventually printed in black and white in
Comic Book Marketplace #48
to illustrate the interview with Nick.
On Saturday, to the first 500 attendees, the Heroes Convention gave
out signed and numbered prints of Nick's drawing of characters he's drawn
during his career. This print featured Lady Luck, Tarzan, Daniel Boone and
Congo Bill as well has Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and of course, the
Teen Titans and Aquaman. And more characters!!! Nick had a good time
personalizing those prints.
Click here for a scan of the print.
Nick also attended the 1997 Heroes Convention June 13 - 15, 1997. He sat with
fan favorite Jose Luis Garcia Lopez. Nick was really impressed with Jose's
Nick was at the 1999 Heroes Convention June 18 - 20, 1999. He sat with Teen
Titans collaborator and star in his own right, George Tuska. One night
a bunch of convention guests were dining at the Palm. There were already
many caricatures and cartoons drawn on the walls. Irwin Hasen added Dondi.
Sheldon Moldoff added Batman. Nick added Bat Lash for good measure. In the
end, the manager was so knocked out he cancelled the bill!!
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