Saturday, March 27, 2010
DICK GIORDANO RIP
We lost a giant in comics today.
Dick Giordano hired me during mid semester of my first year at art school in 1983.
I remember it like it was yesterday. I got a call in my dorms that a "Mr. Giordano was calling from NYC".
I was living in Sarasota, FL at the time.
I ran to the dorm's community phone booth, and on the other end, " Hi Rafael, this is Dick Giordano and I'd like to welcome you to the DC family!"
I felt like Superman walking out of that booth - changed my life.
He and Pat Bastienne were always the best to me. Always took the time to guide me and Dick's slick inks really made my work shine- fixed all my rookie mistakes on those Firestorm covers.
My condolences to Pat and to Mr. Giordano's family.