Wednesday, August 01, 2007
Devon's Kinda True Cully Hamner Story
Cully: How's it goin'?
Devon: Ummm... fine. You still doing sketches?
Cully: Yeah. I am. What would you like?
Devon: Ummm... Tesla Strong.
Cully: Hm. O.K.
Devon: Great. (Hands him cash) Thanks.
(I hover for a bit.)
Devon: I'm sorry for hovering but I have to say this....
Devon: I always thought you were Black.
Cully: (Laughing) Brian (Stelfreeze), did you hear that?
Brian: No. What was it?
Cully: (Pointing at me) He thought I was Black.
Brian: You're not.
Cully: You know you're the second person to say that? Why are people amazed that I'm not Black?
Devon: Well, you used to draw Green Lantern: Mosaic, right?
Devon: Well, you, keep in mind it was the early 90's, right? Black characters were being drawn like White people but with Afros. You used to draw John Stewart with... umm... kinda big lips.
Cully: (Laughing) Yeah?
Devon: I figured you were either Black or just a really good artist. Now, I know that you're just a really good artist.
Then, he pulled out a twenty-one sided die, made a critical hit, conjured up a Pegasus and rode off into the sunset.
Cully Hamner is a really good artist who'll be drawing Black Lightning: Year One soon and I can't wait.