Panel from Care Part 2, with Matt Sheean. Inside Prophet #35, out in a month.
I have a table at LA Zine Fest today, from 11-5. All my prints and comics, plus original pages, drawings, and paintings will be available.
A panel from Care Part 2, made with Matt Sheean. Part One will be in Prophet #34, out February 27th. Part 2 will be in the March issue and the concluding part will arrive in April.
mattinspace asked: The work you produce is fantastic. I recently discovered you was curious about your relationship with Matt. Does he write and you illustrate? What exactly is the dynamic? I think working collaboratively with artists is a great idea.
The way Matt Sheean and I collaborate has evolved since we started working together in 2010. The current project is collaborative the whole way through. Matt and I talked about the overall plot and characters for some time, eventually refining outlines to the point that we could begin thumbnailing/writing the pages. We split that duty, Matt would thumbnail one sequence, I’d thumbnail the next. We then go over the whole thing together and do pretty extensive edits to the layouts and dialogue. Matt pencils, I edit pencils. I ink, Matt edits the inks. Coloring we split too, Matt usually gets that started.
It’s hard for me to imagine working this closely with any one else on a big project. Sensibilities and skills have to be complementary. For Matt and I it happens really naturally. I think it also helps that we have our own comics that we’re heavily invested in.