Tuesday, August 30, 2011
You can check out the interview with Scott in Scoop.
I love what he's done so far and can't wait for the ones he has lined up!
If you're a Walter Simonson fan, don't miss the Thor book!
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
There are some corrections, which he's already at work on, but we'll finish a couple days earlier than I expected. Getting to sit down and look at it, this is a cool story and the art is outstanding!
I'll post details as soon as possible on when it will be out.
First, I got to work with Walter Simonson, fulfilling a goal I've had for more years than I care to count. And he was as cool as could be (which was no surprise because, hey, he's as nice as he is talented).
Second, I got to work with Amanda Conner, who was also as cool as could be me (this was no surprise since she and Jimmy Palmiotti are really good people, but it's still enjoyable).
And third, I got to work with John Romita, Sr. and Tom Palmer on The Hero Initiative version of the book. Both of these tremendous talents influenced how I looked at comics over the years, and they both were terrific to work with, too.
In case you haven't heard, the Hero version is hardcover only and limited to 500 copies. If weren't at Comic-Con International: San Diego or Wizard World Chicago, you can still get one online from Graham Crackers Comics, who handle all the online stuff for Hero.
Seriously, what a year!
And I don't want to leave out the colorists either! Laura Martin, who plied her craft on Walter's Thor cover, was superb.
Paul Mounts, who worked with Amanda on the Supergirl and Batgirl cover, was equally awesome.
And Dean White -- the only repeat creator from last year's 40th anniversary editions (again The Hero Initiative exclusive) -- just once again rocked it.
Of course this makes next year very challenging... but that's a fun kind of problem to have!
Sunday, August 14, 2011
The Supergirl & Batgirl HC by Amanda Conner sold out from Diamond on the day of its release (7/20/11) and the Thor HC by Walter Simonson is selling briskly, too. Gemstone still has a few copies of the Supergirl HC left but when they're gone they're gone.
At present the soft cover editions are still available.
Friday, August 12, 2011
Another frequent partner in crime, Gene Gonzales, posed for reference photos for the gruesome death at the hands (paws, actually) of the zombie chihuahuas. Here's one of the great pages by the Fraims. You'll see others in the Zombie-Proof collected edition when that eventually happens (it's getting very close now).
While we changed a bit of the pacing, you'll see we used the same "camera" direction and similar pacing with my Zombie-Proof co-creator Vincent Spencer took his take on this scene (see previous blog entry).
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Saturday, August 06, 2011
It is seriously cool to work with nice people who are super-talented.