Monday, January 28, 2008
Sunday, January 20, 2008
So IDW have just solicited both my new books, and they both start in April. First off, I'll be illustrating two Angel short stories written by Joss Whedon(!) and Brian Lynch(BRILLIANT writer) which will appear in Angel: After The Fall issues 6 and seven. These stories are brilliant, the best things I've ever worked on, and I think some of my best work ever(for whatever that's worth!). I love, love, love the new Angel book, and can't believe I get to be part of the interior art team as well as provide variant covers for every issue. There are some unbelievable other guys working on these issues with me, folks like John Byrne(yes, THAT John Byrne) and Sean 'Cheeks' Galloway, who's one of the absolute best artists working today in my opinion. Thanks are due as always to Chris Ryall, my super-dooper editor at IDW for giving me these gigs. A very happy camper am I. And then...
In April my next full mini-series, 'The Mummy - The Rise and Fall of Xango's Axe' begins. The script for this one is phenomenal, I love it. Its written by a man called Joshua Jabcuga(yes, superb name), and has that fantastic, swashbuckling matinee adventure feel throughout. I've been dying to draw something like this for years, since Raiders is my favourite movie ever, and if I can't draw Indiana Jones, well Rick O'Connell is a pretty close second. I'm well into the first issue, and I think it looks pretty good. So hopefully folks'll pick up both books. Here's the first Mummy cover, coloured by the lovely Lisa Jackson, who's colouring the entire Mummy series as well as both of the Angel stories. She rocks.
Thursday, January 17, 2008
There's not much I can post at the mo, since as far as I know neither series I've been working on this year has been announced yet. I think both books debut in April, so that could be fun. Haven't had a book on the shelves since September last year, so they're a long time coming. Anyhoo, I think I can show this. The book I'm working on now is a period-piece, and I had to design this steam train for some of the opening scenes. I like how it came out, and took a long time, so just bloody look and appreciate ok? Jeezuz, I give and I give, for what?... Oh, Dec Shalvey(great Irish artist who took over Freakshow and is now drawing a kick-ass Frank-n-stein adaptation for classical comics) wrote up a cool end of year comic roundup/review over at his blog, its a good read. The link is over yonder.