When one of my comics or pitches is in production I’m constantly, anxiously waiting. No matter how fast an artist is, it’s not fast enough. I check my e-mail first thing when I wake up and every hour or so after.
The pure unbridled excitement I feel when I see that e-mail from a penciller, colorist, or letterer is truly awesome. To see your ideas realized on that page, in an art form you love so whole heartedly is a damn near religious experience.
The only thing I can liken it to, is the high after playing a great rock show. The small handful of times that a band I’ve been in pulled off a show we were proud of, I could barely talk to anyone after. I was shaky, so in awe of the fact that we had actually been able to achieve what we’d talked about, planned, and practiced so many times.
That is how I feel about Just Another Sheep, in awe. Of the quality of work, that Jon and JD are delivering and if I do say so myself, of the story! As I prepare to get ready to pitch this puppy I have already come to a very important conclusion. Regardless of whether Just Another Sheep finds a home at a publisher I’m gonna make sure it’s finished.
That’s a hefty undertaking, my goal is for the story to be five issues long, and quality artists aren’t (and shouldn’t be) cheap. But the hustle will be worth it. Because I fucking love comics, and Just Another Sheep is a damn good one.