Last year I went down to the New York Comic-Con on the night bus from Toronto. Sure your crammed in there for ten hours, but for fifty bucks you can't go wrong... unless the engine dies at the border. There's no power. No air-conditioning. And you're on the wrong-side of Niagara Falls. So what you gonna do?
Well you start shooting the shit with the people around you. Turns out, for me, it was a pair of artists going down to the show as well, Marco and Mike. Soon we were outside with the rest of the passengers, waiting for an industrial-sized tow-truck to give us a boost, making fun of the driver after he failed to convince us to return to our seats. It turns out Mike had a job doing covers for Marvel. Me, I was co-writing and self-publishing my comic Freelance Blues.
Now cut to a year later. Our first run of Freelance Blues #1 is sold out. So now, we have this:
Fucking amazing. Collaboration-- It's a beautiful thing. Thanks again man.
For more of Mike's awesome work, including his subway sketch series "The Daily Commute" -- you can check out his site at: http://www.deadlydelmundo.com/
The new edition of Freelance Blues #1 (now with a colour cover!) will be available this weekend at Word on the Street in Toronto. Check us out there!