These were drawn for the super fun little blog project called The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe-Reduxe Edition ohotmuredux.blogspot.com/
Do you have a favorite group of characters that haven't necessarily been in the spotlight a whole bunch?
I Just started reading " the essential FF" collection with these guys!
I think the Mutant Force/Resistants were a great group and Fangs!
LOVE Salem's Seven and I love this! Thanks for the trip down memory lane!
1. You mentioned that after ten years drawing comics, you discovered it wasn't for you. Could you elaborate? Was it that you weren't working on the projects you wanted, or were you unable to get the ones you did off the ground? Or was it the hours? The solitary nature of the craft? The unjust practices of the industry? LOL
2. You're clearly a Marvel guy, but you did mainly DC work (A lot of Superman - yay for me!). Was it that Mike Carlin and them were the ones offering you work or what? Or was Marvel looking for another Jim Lee clone and didn't feel you qualified?
3. When you changed your style from (what I call) Early Dusty to Middle Dusty, was it a conscious thing? Cos you were born hot! I remember how they hyped you up in the months leading up to that Superman Annual you did (good inkers were hard to find for you, but Terry Austin, Steve Mitchell and Jackson Guice were pretty great), and it was totally justified! Even though Middle Dusty was an acquired taste for some, I loved it and it's where I really discovered you! Fundamentally you stayed consistent, but your earlier stuff feels like a discovery! I only knew about and acquired your issue of Justice League Quarterly this year, believe it or not! I thought I had everything! Wow! (You did a lot of work that came out in 1992). So why did you decide to 'change'?
Well, that's it for now. Would really appreciate a few answers, (until the next ambush).
All The Best
As far as your photo-ref days, Superman/Wonder Woman: WGD seemed like a transitional phase, where it seemed like you were still finding your feet! But I look at your Tangent Powergirl issue now, and it seemed like you'd really come into your own with the referencing! That issue aged really well! By the time you did Lazarus 5 (your last work , Mutant X fill-in (the only time you shared story duties) notwithstanding), those early issues, I'd say you had it down! (I own a few of those pages - ultra-clean, deep indentations in the paper, fascinating!)
All the best!
As for characters who don't get a lot of notoriety: The Wanderers and the Heroes of Lallor from the Legion of Super Heroes.