I've had one Dogg on my list of credits for a while, but now I can finally say I've worked with the real OG. Emerald City Comicon 2012 is this month, and BOOM! Studios is putting out six comics for the event, each sporting a variant cover exclusive to the show. One of those books is Peanuts #1, which features a cover drawn by my very talented friend (and Peanuts series artist) Matt Whitlock, and colored by me. Matt and I worked together at Nickelodeon, and he was the reason this was able to happen. He mentioned me to the fine folks at BOOM!, who were kind enough to give me a shot. I'm a big Peanuts fan, and my first love in this art game has always been comics, so getting to work on a comic book cover for a Peanuts book was a huge thrill for me. I was a little nervous going in, simply because Snoopy is such an icon, and I was pretty terrified that the folks at BOOM! and Schulz Creative Associates (who have final say on everything) would look upon my submitted work and immediately realize they made a big mistake. Luckily, they approved it with only minor changes, and so, if you're attending ECCC, you can pick up a copy of your very own.
This was an awesome experience, and I have to say thanks so much to Matt, to Adam Staffaroni and everyone at BOOM!, and to everyone at Schulz Creative Associates for letting me fly with the Red Baron for a bit!