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.

24 comments:

jamie said...

you lucky,lucky bastard.
like you said,if you can't draw indy...
well done,i am totally in awe of you.

Dec said...

Big-time congrats Steve!

If i didn't like you so much, i'd hate you out of pure, seething jealousy. I honestly do think you're at the top of your game right now and that, along with the great team of you and Lisa, means these books are gonna look the business.

Can't wait to pick 'em up.

Dec.

galvinator said...

Rick O Connell next best thing to Indy??? You NOB! The Mummy films sucked ass!! Only for the Weiss bird with the great body I'd've been snoring man!! But congratulations on all this forthcoming contract work - don't forget that wedding into your new schedule, or you'll wind up in a gutter, usin a sock to wipe your ass!

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Will Sliney said...

Love this cover, its class. Well done Stephen

Moondog said...

What wedding?!

Moondog said...

Seriously though, thanks for the kind words fellas. I honestly think Lisa's colouring is the best part of this one.

Rich said...

Congrats Moon. I want to be pissed off that you're getting to do these two comics and not me, but you're just too nice a guy. You deserve it.
The cover for the Mummy looks brilliant. Looking forward to picking up a copy.

jacintha said...

hmmmmmmmm

Moondog said...

Fair play Rich, thanks man!

jacintha said...

i said....hmmmmmmmm 'what wedding'.....

Moondog said...

Oh THAT wedding, gotcha... c'mon honey, there's like 3 or 4 this year to go to! Coulda been any!

jacintha said...

:(

Moondog said...

Aw! I'm just kiddin' honey, I'm pretty sure I know which one.

jacintha said...

I don't know who you're trying to fool...everyone knows you're a sap!! :*

Dec said...

It's true.

We DO all know it.

You tell 'im Jackie!

Fran Johnston said...

thank you! I've been advocating that stephen is a sap for decades now. finally some recognition! really nice work moon.

Moondog said...

Cheers Branner

Gillian Comerford said...

I heard there was a bit of kerfuffal going on here and decided to see what it was all about. Worthy kerfuffal too. Well done Stephen. A wicked start to the year :)

Moondog said...

Really? A kerfuffel?! Thanks Gilly, hope I see ya soon x

Will Sliney said...

I gotta say, your not drawing the second best comic to an Indiana comic, that would be if you ever got to draw a Romancing the Stone comic

Dec said...

eh ........Will is gay.

Moondog said...

That reminds me of last Halloween, I was in town for the Boulder costume party in my Indy gear, and some passing taxi driver shouted ou 'Deadly, Romancing the Stone!'

Gutted.

Lisa Jackson said...

I love Indiana Jones and I love Indiana Jones rip-offs, except Lara Croft, let's forget than ever happened.

I'm very proud of our work on this cover.