K: Stuart and I started out self-publishing about 25 years ago. I went on to spend many years working as a costume designer, (some film, mostly theatre) while Stuart made his way in(to) mainstream comics. But during that time we continued to produce small run books and do the odd gig for others. I had gone back to school to do my MFA and the Marvel Comics Presents Hellcat thing happened right at the end of that, as did spending two months in upstate New York at the Women’s Studio Workshop, editioning an artist’s book. That was basically the beginning of returning to comics and books full time. And satisfying? sure, absolutely, not least of which is because Stuart and I get to hang out and make work together all the time.
S: Thanks for reading and thanks for the kind words. The answer to your question is yes and yes. After reading the script, I decide what may be the most appropriate style in which to draw the story. It may be cartoonish (Nextwave), naturalistic (Superman: Secret Identity), spare (Moving Pictures) or mainstream action/adventure (All-New X-Men). The tone of the story dictates and I take it from there.
Pencil art, c. 2003. Client: DC Comics Job: Superman: Secret Identity
Right over the house. While we were eating lunch. CAN’T THEY LEAVE ME ALONE?!
Preview art for Uncanny X-Men & All New X-Men, in this weeks Axel in Charge
It’s All-New X-Men #11 day. And we’re having a new guest room mattress delivered.
Jean Grey by Stuart Immonen, Wade Von Grawbadger & Marte Gracia (from All New X-Men #10)