Saturday, October 24, 2009
So I finished up the art for the Angel annual on Tuesday; bittersweet.
On one hand it's probably the best comicbook I've ever had the good fortune to be involved in, but on the other... It's quite probably my last work in the Angelverse. I've been working on Angel books of one form or another for the last two and a half years, and I've loved every minute of it. I remember lobbying Chris for weeks for a shot on the upcoming official continuation of the show, the story that turned out to be 'After The Fall'. What a time to get to play with Joss' toys, and on stories of such quality written by Brian.
Sigh... great times, but I'm ready for a change. Thanks so much to anybody who picked up the various books, and a HUGE thanks to Chris 'I'm two-sevenths Irish you know' Ryall and to the man, Brian 'I'll see you in hell, hopefully once a year' Lynch.
Hopefully I'll still get to contribute a cover here and there, but other than that,
Thursday, October 15, 2009
The first issue of my final arc on Angel landed in stores last week, and by all accounts seems to have been well-received by just about everybody, which is lovely news. I really enjoyed working on the 'Boys And Their Toys' storyline with Brian, and I think issue 27 is even better than 26. It's the high-concept that sells these books for me, and Brian is the man in that regard. His ideas manage to be original and fantastically witty while at the same time they make you think 'why the hell didn't I think of that?'
Issue 26 leads into part 2 in issue 27 next month, and then in December the whole thing is wrapped up in the nigh-50 page beast that is the first Angel annual, 'Last Angel in Hell'. Myself, Brian and Chris are VERY proud of this one, and wait'll you see the colours on it by fellow Irishman Len O'Grady.
I GAURANTEE that the annual will be one of the best comics of all time, DESPITE the fact that I drew it. The script is that good.
Monday, October 12, 2009
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Back from Birmingham last night, wrecked. Great con was had by all though, met some fantastic people and did a great trade in sketches/sketchbooks/original art. Thanks so much to everybody who stopped by the Micks table, myself and the lads really appreciated it. We also had some sore heads after 3 nights in a row of sessions and shenanigans, with some utterly fantastic people.
Did lots of sketches, I'll post them here and on the Micks blog at various intervals. A couple of Angel related doodles first.