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Some Things I’ve Never Done Before

NOT a cameo of NFL Super Pro. Sorry, fans.

NOT a cameo of NFL Super Pro. Sorry, fans.

For my latest Marvel Comics strip, a short Secret Origin story in the upcoming first issue of Lockjaw And The Pet Avengers, I got to do THREE things I’ve never done before:

1) Draw football. It’s just never come up before.

2) Work with writer Chris Eliopoulos, creator of the webcomic Misery Loves Sherman and writer/artist/etc. of Franklin Richards specials. (Not to be confused with Chris “Elio” Eliopoulos, my long-time internet pal, also a very fine comics artist/illustrator/animator!) Working with a new writer is always a challenge and a pleasure, because it forces me to think in an unfamiliar way about how to tell this person’s story visually, which helps keep me on my creative toes!

3) Share art duties on a comic with Ig Guara, whose brilliance I have long since admired and envied. I’ve had the privilege of seeing his pencils for Marvel Adventures Avengers whenever he sends them in to Paul, and we always huddle around the screen saying “Ooh! Ahhh!” because they’re just so damn GOOD.

Lockjaw And The Pet Avengers #1! In stores May 6.

5 Comments on “Some Things I’ve Never Done Before”

  1. #1 Bully
    on Mar 19th, 2009 at 11:10 am

    I cannot wait for this! It’s gonna be fun, I bet. Animals Assemble!

  2. #2 Colleen
    on Mar 19th, 2009 at 11:14 am

    Fun is right! In the Mighty Marvel Manner!

  3. #3 LurkerWithout
    on Mar 19th, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    Does this mean we’ll be seeing the long awaited return of SuperPro?

  4. #4 Colleen
    on Mar 19th, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    Not this time, True Believer.

  5. #5 Tyler Ragan
    on Mar 31st, 2009 at 7:31 am

    Can’t wait for Pet Avengers…I’m sure my daughter’s gonna love it too.

    You should start tooting for a SuperPro/U.S. 1/Team America crossover! : P