Today's warm up is a tribute to a great guy and someone who seems to write 600 books a month, Rick Remender. I had the chance to hang out a little and chat with Rick this past year in Arizona for Atomic Comics FCBD signing. Nice guy, funny, and really loves the craft, both art and writing. You have to respect a guy like that. So I pulled out the brush and did a quick doodle of Heath Huston.
I haven't finished the Fear Agent trades yet, but am anxious to get to the 2nd volume due to my man love for Jerome Opena. If you're not familiar with this artist you should walk to the nearest high bridge and toss yourself off. He's incredible. Besides the 2nd arc of Fear Agent, Jerome has done a series for Dark Horse called Lone and I think a Star Wars tales thing. My favorite though is this spiral bound little book I found at the Toronto convention, I think he put out himself. It's like 10 pages of black and white, no words, kick ass action laid on top of a Mad Max type world. I think it's called Rusted Lung or some shit. It's bad ass.
And some of you have been writing and asking about my X-men: Divided We Stand story. It will around 8 pages with story and art by me and will focus on my favorite New X-men character Anole. Editor Nick Lowe called me up to see if I'd be interested and gave me a pretty big list of characters to choose from. Despite that list having characters like Gambit, Nightcrawler, Sunfire, etc., I had to stay true to my boy Anole. He's my guy, and I hope I can keep coming back to him in the future. I'll give more details on the story in the coming weeks.