Entry 78: SHIELD!

Check this out. Last night on Attack Of The Show Marvel announced my new project with Jonathan Hickman.
Here’s a clip!
Seeing my art on TV and hearing my name was a strange experience. It was both exciting and it freaked me out a little. This book is (and I’m certain) the most important thing I’ve worked on. And I feel a lot of pressure to do the best work I can. So hearing this announcement made me feel the pressure that much more.

What makes SHIELD so important? Well for starters it’s a new series with a lot of new ideas. I’m getting to be creative in ways I wouldn’t have thought possible in a Marvel comic. It’s original. This book has things in it that I’ve never seen in a Marvel comic. They’re taking some risks here and it feels like Jonathan and I are being given a lot of freedom to let our imaginations go wild. This book is also really demanding. It deals with different time periods and there is a lot of stuff to design. It’s also a lot more work than I’ve done. I’ve never done more than 4 issues in a row on anything and with this I’m going to do well more than that. Also, this book is cool! Jonathan Hickman is writing some really cool stuff here and I really want it all to live up to its potential. It’s firmly in the Marvel universe but it’s a superhero comic unlike one that I’ve seen. To put it simply this will be the best book I’ve gotten to work on and I want to do my best work.. So that’s why this book is important for me to and why I’m feeling some pressure. It’s exciting though.

Here’s a link to a Comic Book Resource article where Jonathan talks more about it.

I’ll be posting some preview art and concept art in the weeks and months to come so check back.

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