I’ve met all the Image founders at different points, but unfortunately we’re not close friends and don’t hang out together.
Robert Kirkman has been friendly and offered advice to me at different points.
Jim Valentino has also been encouraging and offered advice.
Erik Larsen was Publisher at Image when I first pitched Skullkickers. We’ve hung out a few times since then and he’s always been very nice.
Whilce Portacio and I hung out a bit at the Calgary Expo a few years ago.
I met Jim Lee through UDON and have hada few meals and nice conversations with him.
Rob Liefeld was enthusiastic about Skullkickers when we launched in 2010.
Todd McFarlane and Marc Silvestri have both met me briefly but, to be honest, I doubt either of them would remember.
Most comic creators are quite spread out geographically so the only time many of us see each other is during conventions.