NEAL! BILL! KAREEM! PEARL! LEGION TV! JOY!
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I meant to have this puppy to you late last week but a catastrophic laptop display crash had me off schedule for a couple of days. I’m back and here we go.
Speaking of LEGION OF SUPERHEROES, I just handed in the second draft of the Legion pilot to HBO max. I had a blast doing it. It was all the right kinds of challenging. Will it get made? Hey, its show business! Anything can happen. It is now in the Warner’s machine. Today I feel a tiny window of actual accomplishment so I thought I would share.
Oh, and, long live the legion!
So just before the sad news of comics legend Neal Adams’ passing I had the opportunity to talk one on one with another comics legend Bill Sienkiewicz. Bill’s history with Neal was a big topic of our conversation. Its one of my favorite conversations made only more poignant with Neal’s passing.
I had a couple of occasions to work and speak with Neal. They’re just very distant side notes to his vast legendary career but they are certainly among the highlights of mine.
(Neal drew Jessica Jones!! Are you kidding me??)
so, in more full bragging news, I had the amazing opportunity to read an advance of Liam Sharp’s new book. Its amazing.
We had the most amazing experience last week. I was just telling our Portland State writing students how one puts work out into the world. Then its out there. By itself. Connecting with people. Or not. You have no idea WHO or when it will connect with. But when you do get that connection it can be the best thing.
and then as if to illustrate my exact point…
This floored Michael and I! We do not know this legend. This beautiful connection came out of nowhere. PLUS, we’re JUST wrapping up an almost year long journey on this new volume of Pearl so this pat on the back at the end meant the world!!
Thank you, fellow substacker. So, that said, listen to living legend Kareem Adbul Jabbar and preorder this beautiful book.
Here! I didn’t even have to cherry pick. This is rando pages out of Gaydos Emails. Every page is stunning!
Thanks for preordering. Thanks for reading. Thanks for another week of making comics for you. It is an honor.
And as aways we leave you with a moment of joy. I LOVED this entire conversation. I think you might too,
Broadcasting to you live from my constant state of gratitude,