Which creator do you wish you had met before they became superfamous?

Here at San Diego Comic-Con, you can see your idols live and in person, and even get a few moments to chat with them as they sign something. But which great geek icon do you wish you could go back in time and have a few beers with, before he or she made it big?

Please include a picture of this person or his/her greatest creation, so we can marvel at your time-travel beer-fueled geek-out fantasy!