This pendant is one of my prized geek possessions & one of my favorite con stories.
When I was little I wanted to be Storm when I grew up. (to be fair I also wanted to be an astronaut, dinosaur, cheese making opera singer, fashion designer, and center fielder) When we would play X-Men, the boys would spend their time arguing over who got to be Wolverine while I saved the day, because I was Storm, duh. Storm was my hero.
Last year at Denver Comic Con I was lucky enough to meet Mike McKone. Mike is an amazing artist and a great guy. Originally I met him and fell in love with the prints of Wonder Woman and She-Ra he had, then I saw them. His pictures of Storm. Mohawk Storm! I was thrilled to get to meet one of the artists behind one of my favorite interpretations of my favorite childhood hero. Saying I was giddy, might have been an understatement.
This last summer Mike & I joked that we were con stalking each other. We ended up at 3 of the same conventions. At the last convention I got a chance to get my Mohawk Storm pendant signed by him. Totally awesome!
I wish I could say having my pendant signed was an idea I came up with on my own, but it’s not. Early last year we had a gal get her mom a Captain Pickard pendant to get it signed when she met Patrick Stewart. Since then we’ve had several folks get pendants to have them signed. I have to agree this is a fantastic way to take a cool pendant and make it into a super keepsake.
What do you think? Neat momento?