One of the plus sides of being wiped out with a stomach bug over the last week (and I mean everyone right down to the baby has been floored) is a lot of time spent lying around and sweating with a drawing pad in my hand. In that time, I think I might have come up with my best project ever.
Every once in a while you just get lucky and this is one of those times. I’m starting to put it together now for a probable Easter release next year and I want the absolute best artist I can get on this. The beauty of Millarworld is that the artists own half of everything in comics, movies and merchandise and even get 50% of my very substantial producer fee and first dollar gross deal so six issues of a Millarworld book can, financially, be worth drawing 100 issues of the biggest book for Marvel or DC. Also, I take all the risk by advancing the artist whatever Marvel or DC pays them so it’s the best of both worlds… no risk for my partner at all, but all the reward and a producer credit that can then be carried over into the next adaptation of a creator-owned book of their own.
So this means I’ve been fortunate enough to have the best artists in the world on my books and lots of guys I love keen to join me on this mad venture. This book is a really big one though and I want somebody amazing. Not just good, I mean taking Frank Quitely as the STARTING POINT if we’re measuring for excellence so please keep that in mind with any suggestions below. Basically, nobody is off-limits, except sadly the poor folk locked into exclusives at the Big Two as they can’t be touched and I need to get someone drawing this on the other side of Summer.
Who do you recommend? Who’s your favourite artist? I’ve got two or three artists I’m planning a project with soon and none of them suit the story stylistically so please throw as many suggestions here as I find all discussion extremely useful.