July 26, 2011

I swear to god. Says it right there, doesn’t it? (sorry about the crap picture, I took it with my phone in a dimly lit comic book shop)

The first issue of THE CAPE miniseries hits shelves tomorrow. I know a lot of people have been waiting for this (myself included) for a long time. I appreciate you giving it a try, and I’d love to hear what you think about it.

I’d like to congratulate IDW Publishing for being the big winner at the Eisner Awards last Friday night. These guys care a ton about comics and are always looking for ways to forward the medium. While I didn’t end up winning for best single issue, there’s a certain satisfaction in being able to tell my peers that I lost to Mike Mignola and Richard Corben…and to people I know who don’t read comics, I can always just say “The guy who created Hellboy, and the guy who drew the cover for Meatloaf’s BAT OUT OF HELL.”

Also, I’m sure if you’re reading THE CAPE you’re probably also reading LOCKE & KEY, so I don’t need to tell you how deserving Joe Hill is of his Best Writer Eisner. I can count on one hand the guys in comics who I consider to be master storytellers, and Joe would come in somewhere between my thumb and middle finger.

As I write this, there’s a lot of work being done on the next 3 issues of THE CAPE. Every day I’m seeing new pages from Zach and Nelson that are just stunning, and I’m busy tying up the final issue of the series. It feels great to be part of a team that you know has your back, and is giving this project everything they have. I think that passion shows in every panel. I think you will, too.


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