about a month or so back i finished up this licensing job i did for marvel.
i LOVE doing licensing jobs 'cause they're good money, i get to use the 'classic' versions of the characters (no new spidey-armor costume or bizarre line-up of the avengers), i get to usually be a little more creative with the story, and the editors, nicole wiley and john barber are absolutely terrific to work with!
so amtrak wants a comic book for the kids on the train. could it feature spider-man and the fantastic four? sure! could it include some of the information that we want to convey to our young passengers about the wonders of travel by train? no problem! could it be action-packed and full of superheroic fun? our specialty!
oh, did we also mention that, because we don't want to scare anybody, there can be absolutely NO DANGER to the train or the passengers riding on amtrak?
dude, that's what comics are all about! no danger? no urgency? no story.
did i mention that another thing i love about it is the challenge?
we got it done. and i'm really happy with it.
if you ever run across one on an amtrak train, lemme know.
so i was tryin' to make sure that i was posting on mondays, wednesdays, and fridays and then yesterday just swept right by me. sorry. i've been doing lots of little things the past week or so. i designed a t-shirt for my good friend, paul, who is a prison guard and is organizing their first annual pig roast. just like the amtrak thing above, paul told me pretty quick, "oh, yeah, don't put the pig in a cop hat. those guys'll take offense." man, that's was exactly what i was gonna do. when you tell me a buncha cops are gonna have a pig roast...oh, we laughed.
also, i'm trying to rearrange my studio. it means organizing, filing, and getting rid of comics. no probelm. but here, where i've moved the computer for, what i hope will be, easier writing and better inspiration, there's the slightest dip in the hardwood floor, you couldn't see it with the naked eye, but when i sit down to type, the chair needs to be just so or it rolls you back away from the desk. maybe it's telling me something...?
and mike (wieringo) and i have been finishing up mike's MODERN MASTERS interview. i think it came out pretty well for my first pass as interviewer. but i'll let you be the judge. the book, MODERN MASTERS vol.9, will be out in november/december and will feature a lot of mike's gorgeous work including some never before seen stuff and some of mike's original designs for tellos!
and while i thank you all for your patience in using our comments section on this blog to communicate, craig and i are desperately hunting for a message board somehwere so that we can all be better in touch in discussing the weird, the wild, the mundane, and even maybe the perhapanauts! but craig is swamped with work and house and family and i'm an idiot. so if anyone should have a line on where we could find a message board for this perhapanauts website, we'd really love to hear about it. you can tell me through the comments section or feel free to 'e' me at firstname.lastname@example.org thanks!
gotta go! stuff to do!
smell ya later!