So here we are again, the end of another DEMO series. When Brian first came to me with the idea for the original 12 issues, I knew it was something exciting; not only that, but it really spoke to me in such a way that I knew I had to be involved. I had no idea that so many people would pay attention to it, or that the series would carry me so far in my career, but I guess you don't think about those things when you are young and impetuous. I truly believed in Brian and these stories we were going to tell, so I leaped in.
Flash forward almost ten years, when Brian mentioned maybe doing a new series with Vertigo, again I jumped at the chance- the chemistry we have on this book is apparent whenever I read one of his scripts. It's like he is writing just for me to draw, and maybe he is. Maybe that's what makes DEMO what it is- but to think too much about it kind of defeats the purpose, so I'll just leave it at this: Brian is fantastic to work with. It's always a pleasure.
This issue, what's to say? The weirdest part was that I drew part of it in New York City, part in Oslo and the rest in London (at Jamie McKelvie's studio- thanks again!). I also approached this issue a little differently- a lot of my pencils I did small, then blew them up and used them as roughs. I have a lot of friends who do this, and I've done it before on mini comics, and on my graphic novel East Coast Rising, so I figured hey- why not try it again? That's what DEMO is all about, anyway.
So Brian already thanked everybody I wanted to, ditto that! Also included is everybody who's couch I ever crashed on, everyone who spotted me cash when I was short and we were out for dinner, and anyone who has ever lent their copy of DEMO to a friend (and maybe never gotten it back). Oh yeah, and thanks to Brian :) This was fun. Let's do it again sometime.
As always, comics still rule everything around me,
Playlist - (I'm not even sorry for starting this with Ratt.)
"Round and Round" - Ratt
"Poison" - Alice Cooper
"Hounds of Love" - The Futureheads
"Apart" - The Cure
"Such Great Heights" - The Postal Service
"Man of the World" - Fleetwood Mac