Wednesday, July 28, 2010
And The Winner Is....
I'd like to thank specifically Dan Buckley and Dave Gabriel for being the two guys that pushed me to take the job. I was nervous about leaving an X-men book and doing an all ages/children's book even though that is where my artistic heart lives most of the time. I just was scared that no body would pay attention and I would get lost in the back corners of your local shops. I couldn't have been more and these two gentlemen were smart enough to see otherwise.
Furthermore, I'd like to thank everyone up at Marvel for allowing Eric and I go run off to our corner and do whatever we thought the project needed. No one ever messed with us, changed anything, or tried to steer the ship in their own direction. I've never felt more free as an artist and it's a credit to our Marvel team for giving us that space to create. You all are awesome. Nate Cosby, especially you for being our voice up at the office. You're always there to make sure we have what we need, when we need it, and a break when that's needed to. I love you crazy ass.
Jean-Francois Beaulieu, you are one of the most important parts of your puzzle. You take my work and make it more than I could on my own. You preform magic with your colors and take us too another world. I am glad to call you my partner and here is to another million years of creating fun art together. Thank you for working with me for so many years.
Eric, your love of the project and the world of Baum's Oz is the foundation of this thing. It gives me the confidence to step outside the box because I know you're always there with the connection to the material that we need. Together we strike an amazing balance and I look forward to many more!
Last, thank you to all the fans for supporting us out there in the stores. You're buying the books, reading the books, and telling people about the books. I can't thank you enough. Without you we would have never made it this far, let alone won 2 Eisner awards. So, thank you for your support over the last few years.
I'll be back to posting Video Journals later in the week, right now I still have no voice left after SDCC. Thanks, and I'll see you all later.