When Can I Draw A Pin-up for Ross Campbell?
RC: 4. I just read Local #8 and it was totally amazing and like… yeah I don’t really have a question about that either except how did you make it so good? haha.
BW: I’m glad you liked it, despite it being la-a-a-ate. And I suspect its Ryan that’s making it as good as it is. He puts a lot of thought into the book, more than I am even aware of, and one day we’ll be talking and he’ll tell me this design trick or something else with the art that he implemented back in issue #2 and has been building on since then, and I’ll have no idea. Ryan flew under people’s radars for so long, but he was Peter Gross’ assistant on LUCIFER for, like, seventy issues. He’s got such solid critical thinking, creative self-awareness, and tricks up his sleeve that most artists never will never have, AND he really knows how to put a page together. I knew all that in theory when we started working together (the book he did with Stuart Moore, GIANT ROBOT WARRIORS, is one of my favorite books) but when the pages for Local #1 and #2 started rolling in, it was really amazing to see it in the flesh, as it were. I got out of his way and just let him do his thing.