First of all, let me wish all a Happy New Year, as is customary.
2018 has been an incredible year. As an illustrator, I am always surprised to still have a place in the field. You may know this, but I’ll say it again, just to be sure we are on the same page.
Being an artist is fucking difficult.
I honestly cannot say what makes somebody successful when I know so many of us who try their best and don’t succeed.
I never knew why it worked for me, even though it took me quite a long time and am always a bit scared someday the market will just spit me out.
Regardless, I am going forward, incredibly grateful of my condition.
last year, as you know, I transitionned from comic book mercenary to cocreator of the new Image comic Serie : DIE.
It’s been a challenge on my mind and my body but after a lot of stress and some tears here and there the book exists, and the readers have been incredibly kind and supportive and made it all worth it. Every sleepless night and moment of self loathing. All of it.
Readers have always been at the center of my passion for my job.
When I started to think about what I wanted to do in art in first year of art school, I decided that the only thing worth it for me was to do something that could be in the life of everybody. this is still what I am doing and I am so happy it talks to people.
DIE is my best work and as I told so much already before, it is a work of love. Hope you stay with Kieron and I and our marvelous team for the rest of the trip. And I wish you all a beautiful, crazy, surprising year .
And you can wish me success, and to finish next year with less stress than this one. Ho and love, lots of. Cannot hurt after all.
DIE #3 Cover