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    @Kradlum
    (But what's with so many different covers?)

    See this thread. (Post 894.21 specifically.)
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      CommentAuthorJacen
    • CommentTimeJun 20th 2008
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    Any weird/occulty anecdotes from working with Moore?

    Not yet but I did have some weird ones when I was doing Wormwood. I woke up a couple of times to find that Jehova's Witnesses had left me Jesus books on my stoop(normally they don't leave the books unless they have chatted with you a while so it was creepy), I had a couple of different Satanists write me and respectfully ask about my person beliefs, and the whole time I was working on this series the History channel was going crazy with apocalypse stuff and Satan documentaries and now they aren't ever on. It was a bit weird.
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      CommentAuthorJacen
    • CommentTimeJun 20th 2008
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    what's with so many different covers?

    Spiraltwist's link covers that pretty well, I just wanted to add that in most cases we're just letting people customize their collection by picking the covers that most appeal to them. Here's a stupid analogy; You go buy a car, wouldn't you prefer to pick the color?
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      CommentAuthorCyman
    • CommentTimeJun 20th 2008
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    It's always baffled me how you seem to only have work with all my favorite writers. I mean, no doubt you're incredibly talented, but most guys seem to take some time in the industry to kind of hone their craft and then get the good gigs. Everything I've seen by you is with one of my favorite writers, and therefore awesome being that it's also done by one of my favorite artists; How did you manage that?

    PS: Wanna come to Portland/Eugene OR some time and destroy your own art in my Ellis/Ennis books with a Sharpie?
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      CommentAuthorJacen
    • CommentTimeJun 20th 2008
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    How did you manage that?

    Ha, trust me there is a lot of crappy early work out there that doesn't have Warren, Garth or Alan's names on it. I did some stuff at London Night when I was still in highschool that no one should ever see. Ever. I also cut my teeth in the RPG industry first which is even more treacherous than indie comics. Worse pay that quite often never arrives at all but good experience. Even some of my early Avatar stuff is pretty cringe worthy since I was still working out a lot of bugs in my skill set. The truth is hooking up with Warren for Dark Blue, my first book with a top writer, was really a matter of luck, timing with Avatar, and Warren seeing something in my early stuff that showed potential.

    Wanna come to Portland/Eugene OR some time and destroy your own art in my Ellis/Ennis books with a Sharpie?

    I'm a big fan of the Pacific North West. I'm surprised there aren't more shows up in that area. One of these days I am bound to head out that way, just keep an eye out for a signing or something. I spent a Summer in Bend Oregon once. Not a lot to do and a bit redneck but it sure was pretty.
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      CommentAuthorCyman
    • CommentTimeJun 20th 2008
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    Ah yes, Oregon's a purple state, ya see... The further east and south you go, the more retarded people are, but there seem to be less people too, so it's not too bad. As far as signings go, I don't think Eugene's got a big enough shop (that carries Avatar) to have a signing with one of you top artist types, but I'll keep an eye out for the Portland scene; I think there are a few Whitechapelites around there. We'd love to see ya. But I guess it's partly on us to push for more shows...
    Thanks a bunch for the prompt response!
    • CommentAuthorKradlum
    • CommentTimeJun 21st 2008
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    When you're not working digitally, do you have a preferred make of pencil, pen, ink or paper?
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      CommentAuthorJacen
    • CommentTimeJun 22nd 2008
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    do you have a preferred make of pencil, pen, ink or paper?

    Not really. I buy my paper from Blue Line Pro (dot com) because they have really good deals if you buy in bulk and a variety of surfaces and thicknesses. Pencils I just usually grab a few from different brands whenever I go to the art store just to keep my supply up. I'm always happy with the turquoise ones, I guess. Pens, I rarely ink so I usually just use Microns cause they are cheap and ubiquitous and sharpies for big black areas. I really don't put much money into the supplies. Most of my money is spent on art books (how-to's, art collections and bios) and graphic novels.
    • CommentAuthorCaBil
    • CommentTimeJun 23rd 2008
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    I just caught up with this, but I wanted to ask...

    Jacen, where did you do your RPG stuff?
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      CommentAuthorJacen
    • CommentTimeJun 24th 2008
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    where did you do your RPG stuff?

    I did a bunch of the Dragonlance 5th Age art (boxed sets and illustrating plates for novels) along with a random Ravenloft module for TSR. This was all just before Wizards of the Coast bought them out. Then for West End Games I did a bunch of Star Wars RPG stuff and some spy related game that I'm not sure ever got released. I can't recall the name either but it was like TSR's Top Secret. Some of it had moments but it was all pretty bad art by my current standards. In more recent years I did a few small quick illustrations for a White Wolf Mage project for an editor I went to school with back at SCAD. It's fun work, you get to draw some really unusual stuff. Like monster chickens.
    • CommentAuthorCaBil
    • CommentTimeJun 24th 2008
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    Spycraft, maybe? It was released by AEG, but if you are sure it was done by WEG I suppose it was for one of their D6 universal rulesets or perhaps even one of their Torg subgames...
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    Mr. Burrows,
    I just wanted to say I really enjoy your work. It usually takes a while for me to really like the work of new artists (I've seen too many who start out looking good, but who show they can't tell a story...) but yours worked well, quickly. I thought Dark Blue was well done, but I was still surprised at how much of a jump forward Scars showed in your work. I think you tell stories well and I'm looking forward to seeing more of your work.