I've had an exciting week so far. I've penciled some insanely fun pages from OZ, started a new project with an incredible artist that I've just discovered hope to do great things with, and got my first look at pages from my Juggernaut script for X-men: Manifest Destiny.
More on the first two things later. Let's talk about Dan Panosian and how kick ass he his. I've tossed emails back and forth with Dan a few times and we showed each other some art that made us both mad as hell! (because it was so good). When I got the assignment to write a script for X-Men: Manifest Destiny it worked similar to my Divided We Stand story. They gave me a list of characters to pick from, only this time I wouldn't be drawing it myself. It would be my first chance to be "the writer" and have someone else handle the art. My editor told me to give him some names and enter Dan Panosian.
His style is so fun and best of all, he can act. I mean he can take a pencil and make the characters act out the scene. Because of the kind of story I was telling, that was the most important element in finding an artist. Luckily he was into the story and said yes.
The pages look amazing. And for my first time not drawing my own story, it couldn't have went better. It's strange watching my ideas come to life without me doing the work. I better watch it or I'm going to get spoiled!!!
Thanks a ton Dan! Here are some of Dan's prelim sketches.