“Today, in our field, there is so much talent and recognition that we are reaching a saturation point. An artist should no longer strive only for breathtaking craftsmanship; he should, instead, try to help us live better, either by dressing the wounds that are constantly being opened by society, or by offering solutions to get us out of the mess we’re in…But it’s going to be difficult and we have a lot of work to do.” - Jean 'Moebius' Giraud
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
I don't know why it's taken me so long, but I wanted to come on here and tell all five of you who visit this blog that I will *NOT* be attending this year's Wizard World: Chicago. The reason being is that SDCC really killed my schedule and now deadlines are bearing down on me like a two ton elephant. So yeah - sorry folks, no Chicago for me. And again, my apologies for not coming on here and saying so earlier than I am right now.
On another note, Ivan Brandon's new TPB/Anthology "24/7 Vol.2" premiered at San Diego Comic Con this year, and then the launch party rolled into L.A.'s Meltdown Comics a week thereafter. I had a story in the first collection (thanks to Ivan's invitation and his crisp writing style - he wrote the story I did. Natch), but I am *so* genuinely jealous because of the set of creators that have participated in this latest incarnation. My suggestion is that you go check it out (better yet - BUY IT!), go to the Image Comics Message Board and tell Ivan what a genius/monster he is for gathering such a talented bunch of forward-thinking creators to work on the book. I don't know how he pulled it off (he wouldn't tell me when I was grilling him about it), but here's hoping he does a Vol. 3 so that I can make up for the mess I turned in the first time 'round. Haha! Just kidding, Ivan.
Okay, I don't have much by way of commentary about the image above. It's an Aztec/Mayan guy bashing a guy's jaw off. Don't talk to me about reference or accuracy either - I don't know what that is. You want accurate?! YOU effin' draw it!
Ah... nothing says 'professional' like bringing an overly defensive argument down to a 4th grade level. Have a great week, everyone.
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