Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Cut Above The Rest

I needs to update! Apologies for the delay! I've been outta sorts ever since I prepared for and came back from Comic-Con International down in San Diego. To make a long story short: it was fun fun fun fun!

Belated congratulations to The Line It Is Drawn over at Comics Should Be Good for hitting our 50th Edition!! I came on somewhere in the early 20s so I'm very lucky to be able to celebrate this milestone with the OGs. You gotta check out the feature! Our fearless leader, Brian Cronin, gathered artists/illustrators from past to present to throw down! It's a wonderful surprise.

I've personally been a big fan of Erich Owen's style since I first stumbled across The Line so it's a thrill to share an installment with him. Even cooler that he chose one of my top alternate picks!

It's an epic honor to be a part of TLIID and to grow with Caanan Grall, Chaz Folgar, Daniel Irizarri, George Zapata, Nick Perks, and Sean McFarland. I look at these monsters' work and I see the future. Very exciting. Even better that they're literally the coolest collective of emerging artists/illustrators I've interacted with.

I must give THE huge thanks to Brian Cronin for asking me to be a part of something special. The wonderful opportunity couldn't have come at a better time. I am in your debt, sir.

Finally, thank you to all the readers, appreciators, and suggestion-givers for the support you've given us. We couldn't have gotten this far without you. It's a pleasure meeting some of you and I can't wait to meet even more of you.

Back to this week... at the time of selection, I was falling back in love with Samurai Champloo, so I was compelled to choose this team of 5. Check check check out our pieces HERE. I hope y'all feel 'em! Thanks always for the visit.



Layne said...

I love how Usagi Yojimbo is on the team!

If this was Samurai Champloo inspired, I have to ask, why no Mugen?

mic? said...

He wasn't suggested to be a part of it, shockingly enough!

Samurai Champloo merely inspired the choice I made as opposed to, say, choosing a team of 5 fictional cowboys or astronauts, etc.