Bitter people/Better people Connie Sellecca
A cartoonist often receives requests, dedications on published volumes, original drawings with dedications, and original panels. It is not uncommon to receive such requests also from famous people. As a rule, at least in our case, it makes no difference to us. It has occurred over the years to send drawings, copies or other items to a number of comics lovers.
Almost everyone says thanks, usually via email or sometimes through a card. And from the closest people (in the sense of personal relationships), it’s through a phone call. Sometimes it’s even via a small or symbolic gift.
But this is not always a custom among the famous people. But let’s not talk about those who, after making a request, do not find the time to say thanks. Let’s leave them to their rudeness.
Let us talk about beautiful people instead.
The same occurred with the beautiful Connie Sellecca. Here the contact was even less intense and was apt to being beautifully ignored.
The background: we were studying a new female character and among the possible candidates to turn to, Ms. Sellecca was the first choice. Many preparatory drawings were made but the series did not start. A few years later, those drawings returned to popularity again. So we made a small package with an accompanying letter. We were amused by the idea that she, being unaware, was leading her life on the other side of the world where some “desperate” people wanted to take her as a model. We thought she would not give it a damn, or, in the worst case, be annoyed by this invasion into her life. But smart people always make the right move.
And a letter of compliments and thanks arrived.