Sunday, January 20, 2008
Angel: After The Fall, The Mummy
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.