Look what the mailman brung me! An actual autograph from Captain Marvel himself! Do YOU have Captain Marvel's autograph? No, you do not.
John Davey's letter says, "Enclosed is your punishment for your unflattering comments on 'Shazam'!" I deserve much worse punishment, wouldn't you say?
Davey gave me a call shortly after I posted my Shazam portraits. I was prepared to take a good beating for talking smack about the sad world of '70s television, but the good Captain couldn't have been a nicer fella (and you'll recall I assumed as much when I described his Captain Marvel as the sort of guy who would dive under your hood at the first sign of car trouble). I despeartely tried to convince Davey of my sincere affection for the wonderful Shazam show and he assured me he would not kill me if I sent him a print of his portrait.
I sent one to Jackson Bostwick, too, just to be on the safe side.
Weird encounters like this are the best part of immortalizing pop culture icons in caricature form. It's always nice to know that the subjects, or those close to the subjects, appreciate my goofball portraits rather than coming after me with torches as I always expect.
Thanks again to Mr. Davey for the autographed portrait - much better than the kick in the teeth I was asking for.