One of my favorite things about being a comics fan is that most of the creators that you follow are not out of reach. There are exceptions, of course: the dead, the recluses, the dickheads. For the most part they are available to their fans. I have had the great fortune to meet many of the legends of comic history over the years at comics conventions, and I kick myself for not approaching the few that I should have (Eisner in particular). In any case, one of my favorite reasons to go to the San Diego Comic Con each year is to meet a comics creator that I've never met before. I met several that I'd never heard of before, and a few that I was already a fan of, but had never seen in person.
One that I am a fan of, that I had the opportunity to meet for the first time was David Hahn. I made mention of him in relation to his most recent series, Bite Club, and he strolled up to the booth of the friend I was helping at the show. I noticed his name on his badge (once you start reading badges at a show like that, you'll never stop, you'd be amazed at who you could be talking to) and introduced myself. He was very gracious and humble and gave me directions to his table so that I could check out the work he had for sale at the show.
I finally got a chance to find his table a day or so later, and grabbed a copy of the sketchbook he had for sale (I sampled a page for the image above) as my friend grabbed several pages of art. This story is not meant to be a name-drop, just another example of the accessibility of artists in the medium that I remain such a fan of, and to bring up a specific example of an artist who was friendly, and that he is one of many.