I was lucky to meet Michael
Lark at MegaCon
2004. I'd wanted to get a sketch from Michael for awhile,
so I was really glad when he agreed to do a Stallone piece.
It was funny because when I expained
my Stallone theme to him, I said, "So you can draw
any Stallone character you want." Michael said,
"Great I know who I want to do." I said that I would
check back with him in a bit and as I started to walk away asked,
"So, who are you going to draw?" "Mickey,"
Michael said with a smile. "Uh, you are going to draw
Rocky and Mickey, right?" Michael laughed
and said, "Oh, I see. When you said a Stallone character,
you meant a character that Stallone played, not just any
character from his movies."
Whew! Had we not cleared that up,
I would have come back to find a very nice drawing of Mickey!
As it turned out Michael did a scene from Rocky
with Mickey, Rocky, and his cut man... you know
the scene... "Cut me, Mick!"
Lark commissions and original art are available through
Splashpage Comic Art.
- Craig Zablo [March 6,