I'm trudging along, writing the new novel, but have other projects going on, too, so I thought I'd take a moment to talk about one of them. A personal favorite of mine.
I've been working on Noble Causes as letterer (and sometimes designer) for going on five years now. Holy cow! Hard to believe it's been that long. NC was my first foray into the Big 3 of comics publishers, with Image Comics. Jay Faerber, the series writer/creator, contacted me through my old website, asking me to letter a back-up story. By the next issue, it became the whole book (former letterer was having a baby, so she was a tad busy). I was psyched!
Well, four-plus years later, I'm still psyched. This is a really great book and just keeps getting better. Tagged as a superhero soap-opera, but I think it's much more than that (even though that's great in itself), because it's not campy like soap operas. It uses some of the elements of that genre and brings them to a higher level. I know this because my parents have crammed "All My Children" down my throat since I was a lad. Noble Causes has mystery, suspense, love, loss, murder, betrayal, hard choices, regret, family bonds, happiness, and secrets, as well as fantastic, in-depth characters and some of the best revelations and cliffhangers I've ever read in comics. Oh, and superpowered humans are a great addition to this ever-evolving story. And I'm not a fan of superhero books, generally. This is something very different and unique.
So, the thrill of the book never goes away for me. It just keeps getting more and more fresh all the time. I could have passed the job on to someone else a long time ago, but I'm happy as a clam to continue working on it for as long as Jay will let me ;o). It's currently on it's fourth trade paperback and issue 13 of the ongoing series (which happens to be a great jumping on point). If you haven't read this book, you really should give it a try. If you're a fan of progressive comics, then you would be remiss not to.
Click here for a 6-page lettered Preview of Issue 13>>
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Oh, and I finished lettering issue 14 last night. BRILLIANT!! Jay's the man!
Buy this book. I ain't playin', foo'!!