When I’d agreed to take on the job of reworking the 90′s Image book Prophet, the joke was that I couldn’t resist the pun. – doing it for Prophet and all.
This is the first really collaborative comic I’ve done. This is the first time I’ve had to work out how to collaborate and try to make it carry the weight of my solo comics. So yeah, this is the first time I’ve cared about collaborating.
I got my misses Marian (Churchland) did this first cover.
I did the logo, It’s pretty unchanged from the old series. I like that sci fi E
I’m really hyped about the guys I’m working with on this book.
Simon Roy is drawing it– and we’ve been doing a lot of back and forth on writing. I really hate working off of scripts so we’ve been doing it much more lose where I send Simon issue breakdowns–what happens on each page. We then send back and forth layouts and Simon calls me on my bullshit if and when I start to stink like a writer/artists who isn’t drawing. Mostly the goal is to push eachother to do some cool sci fi.
Here’s Simon’s Deviantart. http://povorot.deviantart.com/
The serious colors on it are by Simon’s pal Richard Ballermann, here’s his site.
And the Lettering is by Ed Brisson who is the reason I saw Simon’s work. Ed published Simon’s book Jan’s Atomic heart and has written some great crime comics Simon drew. — Ed’s site http://edbrisson.com/
And some info on Jan’s http://www.newreliable.com/?p=56
Here’s how the start of our first issue (issue 21) set in the far far far far future.
You know how Prophet’s creator gets picked on for his 90′s drawings of feet–completely unplanned for we started it with a creature with 5 feet. That is a 15 foot page.
So I’m planning on 6 issues a year and we’re making the issues self contained but part of a big ongoing intergalactic so and so. Fucking future space Conan ish.
I’m really excited about the possibilities in this.