Personal projects are professional work, but I understand your meaning.
I’ve use the slate for Marvel gigs (see above for example) as well as on Russian Olive and SNIPE. I like it fine and I’m happy to have some facility with a 100% digital workflow since it makes certain tasks (or entire jobs) available to me that would be otherwise harder or even impossible to do. That being said, I wouldn’t cross the street to draw on a computer screen.
Axel does his weekly column for CBR, they’re always asking for questions. You could start there, I suppose but I didn’t send you.
We’re both working to get Russian Olive finished and I’m sure there will be an official announcement from Marvel soon as to what my next project is for them.
Hey, thanks. That’s very kind.
To be completely honest, we’re not really interested in serialized CO work at the moment, which leaves Image out of the equation entirely. (Which is also not to say that there isn’t some great stuff happening over there and yes, arcs are generally written to be collected so, in some ways, it amounts to the same thing.) For the moment, we’re more interested in self-contained books. The next thing on the hovering on the horizon after Russian Olive will also be a single object. Of course this could change, if one of us had some kind of brain wave, but for the moment we are happy to putter along on our current course.
I’m not at liberty to say what the next gig for Marvel will be, but Kathryn and I are speeding towards completing Russian Olive to Red King, publication specifics TBA.
I’d never say “never,” but there are currently no plans for me to return to ANXM in any capacity. However, it’s in extremely capable hands; I’m certain your continued enjoyment will not be diminished in my absence.
Thanks for the kind words and well wishes.
For good or ill, the present look of the Beast and the ANXM costume designs, including the colour palette, were my work alone.
The opportunity to rethink costumes comes up fairly frequently; there are some inspired artists for whom the task comes naturally, and there are others who manage in a more perfunctory way— I’m afraid I fall into the latter category. It’s part of the job, but it’s not something I go looking to do.
At the time, we had annual “summit” meetings where Tom, KC Carlson, Ron Boyd and I would discuss general plotline direction for the upcoming year; everybody present was free to contribute more specific ideas, but Tom alone handled the task of producing the scripts. I don’t recall whether or not anything I may have suggested actually made it to publication.
Not that I’m aware of. I’m not even sure who composes that team these days.
There’s no question that we would say yes to a Hellcat and friends on-going with less than no hesitation. As to making it happen? We have less than no ability to do that.
The ask box is open for the next… let’s say 24-48 hours, should you have a question that’s been burning a hole in your pocket.
JONATHAN HICKMAN (W) • STEFANO CASELLI (A)
Cover by STUART IMMONEN, WADE VON GRAWBADGER & MARTE GRACIA
DEADPOOL 75TH VARIANT COVER BY TBA
HASBRO VARIANT COVER BY TBA
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On today’s to do: take these to the framer’s. (That foxing is a trick of the light. Stay calm.)
Please reblog: CBLDF presents: Liberty! (free speech funnies!)
Every year, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund taps the greatest creators in the business for a highly collectible “annual” full of one-off art and stories celebrating freedom in all its guises. Now, a beautiful hardcover volume collects all these piece from 2008-2012, and it’s a strong…
This volume really is one hell of an amazing thing and we’re fairly certain that your local purveyor of books would be happy to sell one to you.