Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Fire in the hole


To complete my trifecta of comic-related posts, I thought I'd announce my next official assignment. I don't know if it has been made public yet and I'm also not sure if anyone really cares but I'll be taking over the inking chores on FIRESTORM for DC.

I've done some random fill in work on the book over the past few months, a few pages here and there and a couple of covers to help keep things on track deadline wise. I was really surprised at how good Jamal Igle's pencils are. Before working over him, I was aware of his name but didn't really know his work. But I gotta say, he's REALLY good and I'm looking forward to digging in and seeing how our styles will blend.

The best part of being an inker is working with different artists. It's a process of adaptation and growth, kind of molding the way I like to do things to fit the way the penciller wants things to look. It usually takes me 3 or 4 issues to really start to get in the groove over a new artist and those first few months can be scary as Hell. And at that point, things will either have clicked and the team will be producing beautiful comic art or a pink slip will most likely be soon to arrive.

So here's hoping I don't get pink slipped.

Keith

6 comments:

James Meeley said...

Keith:

Looking forward to your work on Firestorm. I've really been enjoying the book.

I was actually worried when Igle came onto the book. Picking up for an artist like Chris Cross is tough enough, but Igle's past work didn't thrill me with the prospect of him doing this book.

However, he's been marvelous... er, um... I mean great! I'm sure your inks will only enhance what he's been doing. Best of luck with it. :)

keith champagne said...

Hey James, thanks for taking the time to post. I agree that Jamal is great, hope I don't screw it up!

Take care!
keith

antonio said...

Keith, incredible news!!!!!

the best of luck and get dirty in ink and enjoy.!!!!

And I am sure You won`t screw it up!! You are good really good!!:)


JESUS ANTONIO

Fall out boy said...

Keith,
this is the best news I've heard all week! I'm really happy that you're joing the great Firestorm team! I've only recently gotten into the title but I'm hooked and can't praise it enough! I love you're work and think this is a smart move for DC! Awesome cover to FS #21!
Best,
Chris

Jamal Igle said...

Since we haven't had a chance to meet yet, I wanted to say welcome to the book.To say I was happy with the work you've already done over me is an understatement, I am really looking forward to what we'll do as a team.

-Jamal

matt olsen said...

Thanks for giving me some good news to post!
http://firestorm.mandlo.com/news.php

You're coming on at an exciting time. There are a lot of interesting things happening in the series and the buzz around the book is growing.

Is it safe to assume that #22 is your first complete issue?