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      CommentAuthorFerburton
    • CommentTimeAug 3rd 2008
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    Was I the only one who noticed the new artist? Oscar Jimenez has a very nice, dark look to his work that I think works so well with the book. I hope he continues to work as the artist, not that Raulo Caceres was a bad artist, I liked his art for the first two issues and issue #0, but I think Oscar captures the character in a different way. He comes off a bit older but rugged, like Clint Eastwood.
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    Yep, Oscar is the new series artist, he is an amazing talent and we're hoping he'll be around for a long time.
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      CommentAuthorJacen
    • CommentTimeAug 4th 2008
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    That guy is amazing. He makes it look so easy. He made an issue with no traditional action scenes tense and thrilling and completely believable. He's going to take away all my good gigs if I don't watch him!
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      CommentAuthorFerburton
    • CommentTimeAug 4th 2008
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    Oh, great! You guys keep getting better and better artists to add to your already excellent talent. How do you find these guys, are they all submitted artists or do you have an active role in searching them out?

    I doubt also he can draw a dick nosed man as well as you can Jacen, so you're safe.
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      CommentAuthorRudi
    • CommentTimeAug 4th 2008 edited
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    I too, dig the new art. It's a touch of realism still with a darker edge. Very appropriate.
    • CommentAuthordeadhuman
    • CommentTimeAug 12th 2008
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    I miss Bill's nose.
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      CommentAuthorEgon
    • CommentTimeAug 12th 2008
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    I'm always put off when a new artist joins a team, but by the last page, I was down for the cause again.
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      CommentAuthorTed
    • CommentTimeAug 12th 2008
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    He comes off a bit older but rugged, like Clint Eastwood.


    Definitely; it was a really good tone for the book, too - great atmospherics in the Carnacki substory. Still one of the best titles I'm getting right now!
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    @Ted - Hey pal, how goes your travels? Nice to see you at SDCC. I'm thrilled with Oscar's work on Gravel. #4 is printing now and #5 will be going to press in a few weeks, so lots of Gravel coming up fast!
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      CommentAuthorTed
    • CommentTimeAug 12th 2008 edited
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    @William - they were great, thanks, but all packed up and back home now...*sigh* I assume you're fully recovered from SDCC by now? It was great to see you guys there, even if we never managed to meet for a drink.
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    @Ted - Yeah, back in the groove over here, pumping out books to print! Sadly, already starting to plan SDCC for 2009! Hope to see you again at some show next year.
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      CommentAuthorTed
    • CommentTimeAug 12th 2008
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    @William; sadly, only ECCC for me it looks like. It seems to be a bit of a meet-up spot next year, and I can't really afford to make it out twice on my budgeting, so I'll probably miss you guys next year.
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    @deadhuman: Check out my art on the Regular and Black Magic (and occasional Wraparound) covers for your fix of the boxey, Uncle Bill nose.

    I'm pleased to continue to hear that you guys are enjoying GRAVEL. Warren and I have begun work on GRAVEL #9, so when I realise that #3 is the latest issue you have seen, and then I think about what you're about to see, I get really, REALLY excited. We have mentioned in interviews that we're steering Gravel into new territory, which is true, but you tried-and-true fans of Combat Magic are about to experience at least 44 pages of the nasty, bloody, violent "Old School" GRAVEL that you've been waiting for!
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    @Mike Wolfer I haven't read issue 3 yet. But I met you in Chicago and we talked briefly about the boxey nose. I will have to see what it looks like when I finally pick up my books for the first time in 5 weeks. I will grab Gravel first. Either way, great job on it and I am loving it.