|Daredevil #2 Cover. 2011. Ink(ed by Joe Rivera) on bristol board, 11 × 17″.|
Phew. I'm done. The first 3 issues of Daredevil are out of my hands... which means I can finally go outside. And answer all the email I've been putting off since March (sorry, internet).
First of all, I have to thank my Dad, who (aside from the legal obligation of supporting his offspring and teaching me how to draw ellipses) embarked on a new career in order to bolster my own. I don't know many dads who will drop everything and ink their kid's superhero comic. As far as I know, there is only one. Thanks, Dad!
|Daredevil #2, Pages 2-3 detail. 2011. Ink(ed by Joe Rivera) on Marvel board, 11 × 17.25″.|
As for the rest of DD team, they may not have coached my basketball team or made my pinewood derby cars, but they're still the best in the business: Mark Waid (writer), Steve Wacker (drummer), Ellie Pyle (editor), Javier Rodriguez (colorist), Joe Caramagna (letterer). You'll have to wait until September to see a full issue by Marcos Martin, but it will be well worth it. I have been a fan of his work since I first saw it and am honored to be part of his tag team. As for the story, Waid is doing some amazing things with Daredevil and it's a dream to work with him. But one thing I must say: he is evil (I have evidence). He has fooled everyone into thinking that we're going easy on Daredevil. That should get cleared up by issue 3.
A huge thanks must go out to my girlfriend, April, who has kept me well-fed, bathed, and presentable throughout the project... a little too well-fed, as it turns out. Time to start going to the gym again.
If you haven't heard, we were the #6 book last month, so thank you to everyone for the support. The next issue, which debuts this Wednesday, will be a buck cheaper at $2.99.
And finally, I hope this marks the return to regular blogging. I think I'm going to shoot for twice a week from here on out, which means the return of Wacky Reference Wednesdays. You've been warned.