Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Done!


Good morning! It's actually almost 11PM but I only woke up a couple hours ago, having stayed up all night to finish my latest project. In stores January 28th, Amazing Spider-Man: Extra! #2 features an 18 page story by Zeb Wells and myself. It's my first crack at coloring my own art (aside from painting), so I hope you'll enjoy it.

I'd also like to thank my roommate, Steve, for keeping me alive with quick, but delicious meals, allowing me to work furiously for 8 days straight. Thanks to my girlfriend, April, for understanding that we'll be celebrating her birthday a few days after the fact. And, last but not least, my former intern, Orpheus, without whose help I wouldn't have met my deadline — literally. This guy prepped most of my color files (even while taking a trip to Costa Rica, no less).

Happy New Year, by the way. Haven't had a chance to really take it in yet. I've got a bunch of exciting projects coming up, including a whole host of the coolest cover assignments I've ever gotten. In addition, there's a pro bono gig that I'm dying to tell you all about — but I don't want to jinx it. All I'll say for now is that it's not for Marvel.

On the commissions front, I'll try to get a couple done this month, but there's no guarantee. Between an upcoming lecture (more on that later), the New York Comic Con, and a visit to my alma mater, the beginning of the year is looking jam-packed.

As always, thank you for reading... and all the positive comments. You can make negative ones, too! I promise I won't cry (in front of you).

5 comments:

  1. congrats! now onto my commission! yay! =)

    happy new year to you as well!

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  2. Great Job!! Thank you for mentioning Amazing Spider-man: Extra now I can go ahead and order it!!

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  3. can't wait to see it on the shelf

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  4. Congrats on getting things done! I think that it's pretty crazy that your deadlines are so close to the printing of the books. I honestly don't understand why Marvel and DC don't have more lead time on their books...it seems like a recipe for disaster (and missed deadlines) since not every artist is willing to put his life on hold to get things done on time.

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  5. Michael, that has bothered me since I started working at Marvel, but much of it involves being honest with yourself as an artist. If I can't finish something in the time allotted, I tell them to find someone else. That was very difficult for me in the beginning. In this case, I would've had more time had I not taken 10 days off for the holidays.

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