Saturday, March 01, 2008

[UPDATE] Lions, Tigers, and Bears... (INTERVIEW)

[UPDATE]  Ok, the interview at Newsarama is up so you guys can have some more details.

... There it is.

After months of holding back and people emailing me non stop asking what the next project would be, Marvel as released a quick peek at what I will be spending this year working on.

Sorry to those who thought it would be proper Marvel title, but I can't be more excited to be illustrating this material.
I'm not going to say much about it at this point, just let you look at the first piece of development art and wait for more.


emilio said...

That's gonna be so cool. I'll be looking forward to it coming out.

I also saw that you'll be featured on an upcoming issue of BlueLinePro's Sketch Magazine.


Jim Di Bartolo said...

Hey congrats on what looks to be a fun project -- and best of all, one that you're VERY excited about! What could be better, eh?

Sorry to hear that Around Comics is on hiatus, I loved listening to y'all while I worked in the studio. Ah well, nothing lasts forever. I'm looking forward to checking out your upcoming podcasts though -- should be cool!

Also, thanks for introducing me to the Charlie Huston books! I've read the first two Joe Pitt ones and just started "Caught Stealing" yesterday -- great stuff! I'm looking forward to reading "Half the Blood..." but I wanted to save it for a while and build my anticipation a bit. I recommend "Caught Stealing" man, so far it's damn good. I even put up a post about Huston on my art blog -- check it out if you like.

Oh, and I'll recommend "The Carpet Makers" one more time (I first recommended it 6 months ago or so) -- I really think you'll like it. It's one of those rare books that you think, "Oh, I totally know where this is going" and by the end of chapter one you're like "What the hell?! Didn't see THAT coming?!"

Anyhow, congrats again & sorry for the long comment!


messytimbo said...

oz, eh? thats very cool. i think your gonna have a lot of fun drawing that story.

Anonymous said...

That is great news. I are you penciling the book or inking?

Elliott said...

Holy crap, I'm so excited for you. This seems right up your alley. I can't wait to see it.

Jeremy Brooks said...

Best of luck to you Skottie. Can't wait to see the finished product. By the way, how is your indie project coming along?

Drew said...

I am so excited. I've never really been interested in the literary comics that Marvel does so much, but I am very intrigued.

I grew up on a set of OZ books my mom found at a garage sale and I can't be more excited to see your work illustrating one of my favorite universes in literature.

Grant Gould said...

Looks awesome, man -- Personally I'd rather see you illustrating fantasy type work than superhero work anyway. (not that your superhero stuff doesn't kick ass -- i just have a hard time caring about superhero books these days)

Can't wait to see more. :)

Nando said...

so gorgeous

pablo said...

wow, glad to see you drawing a fantasy book. I know I'm gonna pick it up.
It's good also that OZ is not a chosen one story but more of a random at type of story.

Bradley said...

Random. I was just listening to an old ep of Around Comics (one of your early ones) and you recommended a Wizard of Oz book as your Top of the Stack.
I remember watching Return to Oz and being freaked out by the Wheelers. I can't wait to see what you do with this. Can not wait.


Adam said...


James said...

Shit man, I just watched The Wizard of Oz yesterday. What a beautiful rendition of Dorothy and a great illustration of Toto.

I'll finish off by saying

"Thank goodness for the public domain"

Sorrentino said...

So happy to find you! awesome blog and amazing art! Can't wait to see this in print! Cheers!

mella said...

Your style is so tenderly!
Marco M.

Neil Adams said...

This is gonna be cool!

Ryan Wood said...

Fantastic design! Definitely lookin' forward to seeing more of this series.

Scott Koblish said...

f@cking awesome! i'll buy that! Nice shot!

Scott Hume said...

Dude this is awesome, congrats, can't wait to see your version of the flying monkeys.

Brian O. said...

I just saw your work and was reminded of an illustrators' art I had seen awhile back:

Anyway, I'll be looking forward to this.

Tannerama said...

I'm just excited for the flying monkey scenes.

Andy Jewett said...

interesting... definitely curious to see your take on Oz. Exciting regardless... so congrats.

jojo said...

this is so beautiful. superhero stuff i know you can do but there is such felling and emotion in this drawing .. can't wait to see more.


Billy said...

can't wait to see your work on this. i seem to remember you saying you were an OZ fan(maybe on the AC podcast) so that makes it even sweeter. p.s. i actually posted my own reinterpretations of a few oz characters a while back. they are in my blog if you would like to check them out. keep up the good work!

DAN-VAN-COOL said...

Thats great! Classics are classics, but I think we could use another take on this story.
they definitely made the right choice if there looking for a cool stylistic rendition of an old tale. Looking forward to see the other designs.

spootnik said...

do you like elton john ? ^^ "good bye yellow brick road " lalalaala :) this is a great song .

good luck for your new project !
... ok I'm going back to work


lordseth said...

dude this is gonna be fuckin great. i always wished someone with a tim burton style would have givin this story a shot. think dark,,,,and then even darker,and just when you think its dark enough,,,,,make it darker still.
oh well, congrats skottie, im sure youll kick this thing in the ass like no one else can in the comic book world. cant wait.

Anonymous said...

I never got the following of the illustrated line....However, with you on board and the potential for imagination of the OZ story....I am totally down for this man.....congrats and good luck

geo said...

Nice shot , better , better

j_ay said...

Looking forward to what you do with this wonderful story. Especially the scenes that weren’t filmed for the movie (the crystal people, the mouse kingdom, etc).

My little cartoon character is pretty-much based on the visual of Baum’s Scarecrow, so I dread the day I see yours, putting me to embarrassing shame, self-imposed amateur-retirement, and further worship of your fine self.

Can’t wait!

Towbson said...

your style suits very well to the oz world...your dorothy is so cool. i like the hairs.....can´t wait to see how you illustrate that great story

kikimonster said...

I can't wait to see this, I like drawing stuff out of my fantasy books as well. Have fun with this project I'm a big fan of yours.

Anonymous said...

I'm absolutely certain this is gonna be great! I can't wait to read this!

Tom Raney


sweet! and toto too!

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