Issue 6 of Giant Days is out this week!
There are still more issues to look forward to, but this marks my last issue as artist. The decision to step down was mine, and it was not made easily. Working on this book was such a rewarding experience! Everyone i worked with was AMAZING, and response to the book has been so incredibly positive. I’m so, SO appreciative of everyone who’s read it, talked about it, given it a passing glance on a shelf, shared breathing space with it, everything. I’ve learned and grown so much as an artist working on this book. Comics are in my blood now so look for plenty more from me in the future :)
When I signed on to draw this book, it was planned as a six issue run. I work a full-time day job as a board artist, and i knew that drawing a comic is a job in and of itself, but it was something i’d always wanted to do and i’m such a big fan of John’s so i couldn’t say no.
All told i spent about 8 months drawing six issues. When the series got extended and i was asked to stay on, I had to take a really hard look at the reality of another 8 months working a boarding job during the day and giving my nights and weekends to comics. Working two jobs was starting to take it’s toll, and i had to be honest about the level of burnout i was feeling, and the effect it would have on my ability to do either job well.
I have so much love, blood, sweat and tears in Giant Days, and that made passing the torch incredibly difficult (plus, who wants to pick up a bloody, sweaty, salty torch?), but i know it was the right thing to do. I’m still drawing the covers for the next six issues, so i feel like it’s not really goodbye. I’m looking forward to watching the story unfold as a reader, and i dearly hope that if you’ve been enjoying the series so far that you continue to enjoy it with me!
And if you have yet to pick the books up, there’s a whole lot of Giant Days out there for you to enjoy :)
I’m getting all misty eyed.
I’ve got to end with thank yous. Biggest thanks of course to John for plucking me from relative obscurity and bringing me along for the ride. He’s the only comics collaborator i’ve worked with so i don’t have much to compare to, but i’m pretty sure he’s the best collaborator on the planet. Sorry everyone, i got the best one! Thanks to Shannon and Jasmine for holding my hand and helping me feel out the back end of the comics world, and for generally being super awesome humans. Thanks to Whitney for taking my scribbles and making them beautiful with color, to Jim for his brilliant lettering, and to Kara for making it all look good! And of course thanks to Boom! for supporting us.
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