It’s been a quiet week for the most part, usual holiday nonsense of shopping and seeing people you don’t want to see. I’ve buried myself in work as usual, doing an odd cover and pin-up here and there. But mostly I’ve spent all week working on “World of Payne: Ghost Dog”, a creator-owned project that I’m doing with Tom Sniegoski.
As matter of fact, I’ve spent the last three days cross-hatching this latest “World of Payne” piece, Ghost Dog in Hell. It’s my nod to “Dante’s Divine Comedy” by the great 19th century illustrator Gustave Dore. This Ghost Dog character has taken a life of its own and these short Ghost Dog segments are writing themselves. Tom and I are just tickled pink by how the whole project is naturally progressing. More art and info later.
Mark your calendar, folks. Look for the big “World of Payne: Ghost Dog” Kickstarter launch in the spring.
Here is the Star Wars #1 cover that I did for the big Marvel relaunch of the classic sci-fi property. I just got word that there will be two versions of the cover, colored and black & white versions. Both covers are very limited.
Now, this cover is a STORE VARIANT COVER. Only ONE STORE will carry this Star Wars cover drawn by me – “Cards, Comics & Collectibles” Comic Shop in Reisterstown, Maryland. http://cardscomicscollectibles.com/
To be honest, I have no idea if the comic shop is taking pre-orders or not since this cover will be super limited. Your best bet is to have someone in Maryland drive down to the shop and physically pick one up. But for those who can’t, look for this cover on their website after January 7th.
Heads up. Eyes front, true believers. Guardians of the Galaxy Annual #1 is out today in all comic shops across the nation. It’s written by Brian Bendis and drawn by me.
Personally, I’m curious as you to see how everything turned out. After I turned in all the art pages, I’ve only seen several pages colored but with no word balloons. So I’m anxious as you to see this issue with everything put together.
So run, do not walk, to your local comic shops and buy a copy today.