This is an audio version of my interview with the great Stan Lee on Soundcloud. (link in my Bio) I was so excited that I was speaking a little higher and almost out of breath because I was so amped. We sat in his office in Beverly Hills for probably a little over 2 1/2 hours where he told me off the record some of the most amazing things that I'll carry with me in my creative life. I remember telling him, "You probably heard this a lot when you did your comics, but you're a genius." Stan laughed. "No one ever said that. It would've been great if someone told me that. But I did hear, 'you're an idiot.' And I thought about that. Really no one close to a genius sees the value in the work while they're present. I remember reading a story that a few Beatles songs were released a year before Beatlemania but radio programmers passed on the group. Even Quincy Jones thought the Beatles were mediocre musicians when he sat in a session and thought young Elvis couldn't sing when he was on a show with him. It took a unauthorized release in the U.S. of The Lord of the Rings to catch fire with college students a decade after it's initial release. So as artists, we just need to press on, be the best version of ourselves, for in the words of Jesus, "Truly, I tell you, no prophet is accepted in his hometown."
Listen to Stan Lee Interview By Leo Partible - Risen Magazine by Leo Partible #np on #SoundCloud