Greg Lockard, who assists Shelly Bond on such titles as HELLBLAZER, iZOMBIE and FABLES, shares his firsts.
What was the first…
Convention you attended as a fan?
Alternative Press Expo in San Francisco 2003.
Convention you attended as a pro?
NYCC 2008. Home court advantage!
Job in the comic book Industry?
Vertigo Intern, Summer 2002.
Comic book you worked on?
HELLBLAZER #275. I'm new and madly obsessed with this title and the chance to work with the entire team.
Comic book you read?
Don't tell Shelly or Karen but it was definitely either Archie or Betty & Veronica.
Graphic novel you read?
THE SANDMAN VOL. 4: SEASONS OF MISTS. Tell Shelly and Karen.
Series you collected?
X-Factor by Peter David! Started with the Jae Lee issues of X-Cutioner's Song crossover and worked backwards and forwards to catch up. Havok and Polaris are still my favorite comic book couple...
Writer you followed?
My rapid heartbeat followed Peter Milligan and Grant Morrison all over 1990s Vertigo and back.
Artist you followed?
Phil Jimenez (FAIREST #1 plug) from his beautiful Tempest limited series for the DCU to his gorgeous run on THE INVISIBLES (plug). THE INVISIBLES went on to change my life. Now I am working on FAIREST with Phil as the artist on the first arc. Comics are cool.
Piece of original art you bought?
I have yet to buy a page but I have some cool sketches! My wish list on art-to-buy is long!
Digital comic you downloaded?
I downloaded iZOMBIE #1 - 5! "Dead to the World"! Rocking with Roberson, the Allreds and Klein.