Technically the first ever fan letter I received came via post from the man I now refer to as "my agent."
It took four more years before I got my second one, last night, via myspace (it is a brave new world, after all).
I wrote him back to thank him, and inquire how he'd heard about Venus Envy, the story he liked -- it's a story about a woman who cuts off her own arm. It's been translated into French, and I'm currently drawing it into a graphic novel, but it's never been published in the US, outside of my own personal website. So I was curious how he'd heard of me: do we share a mutual friend, or did you just come across it, or...?
He wrote back that he picked it up on a fetish site.
My career is going exactly to plan.