I first encountered Dick Griffiths II at a Resistance Pro event years ago. Of course, there he was adorned in his chain headdress, leading to his "Chain male" moniker.
He is a great wrestling fan, often jawing with the heels and cheering the faces. He really gets into the show. He makes it fun for the talent and the crowd, without being obnoxious.
I also cross paths with DGII at comic cons, where he can usually be found in the artist area. He has gotten many commission pieces from the talented creators there. He has also served as my photographer on a few occasions.
Actually, he is more than just a photographer. He has been more like a producer, as he has guided me to some of the better artists. I love the artists, but I admit that it is not my area of expertise. That is where DGII excels. He knows his stuff and he has led me to many awesome and talented folks.
So today serves as an homage to DGII and also a big thanks. He has been a big help over the years, but more importantly, I consider him a good friend!
Dick Griffiths II and me in Chicago, IL-April 2017.