Friday, June 6, 2008

Graphic Novelists - Day 19

Late last night, I pushed through the tourists and theater crowds of Times Square to meet Howard Chaykin. The concept was to shoot Howard in the middle of all the chaos and LCD and neon, to give the impression of the futuristic elements seen in much of Howard's work. Coincidentally, Howard had theater tickets for his last night in town, so it worked out perfectly.
Howard's been incredibly prolific lately, doing art on runs of Wolverine, Punisher War Journal, War is Hell: The First Flight of the Phantom Eagle, and he's about to start writing Squadron Supreme. Most exciting though - Howard's seminal American Flagg is finally being collected by Image Comics! Volume 1 will be released in hardcover on 7/30.

Thanks to my wife, Terra, for staying out late on a school night to help out and take snapshots.


Fiffe said...

That is the coolest thing ever. I love Chaykin's work... OF COURSE he's a natural fit for this project. One of the best.

Leland Purvis said...

Chaykin is truly one of the great architects of modern comics who gets far too little recognition. Fabulous shot.