I hope kellysue saw this!
One of the coolest things happened to me today.
I met George R R Martin.
He held my hand for 20-30 seconds while he asked me about my Captain Marvel cosplay and what powers the character has. He was so genuinely interested I lost all ability to even comprehend what has going on (and suddenly developed horrid posture ugh).
There are more ladies working on Lumberjanes than there are in the whole of Marvel’s September solicits. It’s ridiculous.”
Everyone else needs to get their shit together.
Bit late on the band wagon i know but finally got these Bartkira pages finished! Had a fun time doing them, hope ya like ‘em!
Here are the original pages http://www.mangareader.net/101-2007-257/akira/chapter-4.html too.
Damn you IDW and your continued insistence on putting out stellar Artist Editions of so many great works.
The Magician and the Snake: Mike and Katie Mignola (2003).
In honor of the Hallow E’en, he’s some Mike Mignola for you all. Well, in truth, the story was by his daughter, Katie. She won an Eisner for Best Short Story for it, too, making her by far the youngest recipient of the award. Runs in the family, it seems. Here’s an interview with the then-7-year-old on the Dark Horse website/blog:
"I don’t remember much about how I came up with the story other than that I painted a picture of a snake yelling at a bunch of shapes. I didn’t put any more thought into it until my dad asked me what I did at school that day and I told him about the picture. I made up the entire story on the spot and my dad said that he would like to use it in a comic. Over the course of a few months my dad drew the story, changing small details as he went such as the monkey king, which wasn’t in my original story. There were a few things that I wouldn’t let him change such as the magician’s style (he wanted him to be a parlor magician and I wanted a classic stars and moons magician) and the death of the magician. My dad suggested that the magician turn the snake into a lion so that he could eat the shapes and save the magician but I, for some reason, said that the magician had to die at the end."
Beautiful story, beautiful artwork.