Home FAQ 2.4: How does he feel about creating artwork for someone else's script?
6/5/01, 12:02 p.m.
I just want to know how painting on Daredevil #16-19 was different compared to books which you have written yourself.
I believe this would be the first time you painted from
someone else script.
Yes. The first time, as as far as I can see, the last.
I had a great time working with Brian. We have been friends for years and it was great to do this project. As Brian says, [it was] "great to finally work on a project together that is worthy of our friendship". He sent a full script and let me take it from there.
It was such a satisfying experience that I don't think I will ever need to do it again. As much as I enjoyed it and [letting] me refocus my energies after putting so much into Kabuki and doing all the art/writing chores
for so long, it let me know that I'm just not meant to be someone who works from someone else's script. It reminded me that the reason I learned to draw comics was so that I would have someone (me) to draw my stories. [And] that my own personal stories are the reason I'm doing it in the first place.
So I really enjoyed this DD project the way I did, because I think it will be a one-of-a-kind project. It was great to do it with a friend.
Was Brian specific about what he wanted on each page or were you given a brief outline?
It reads like a screen play. All dialogue. Something Bendis is great at.
Another question. How do you find the time to paint, write,
travel around the world to different comic conventions and answer fans
on the message board?
I'm not sure. I look at it from both ways: from one perspective, if I made a list of all the things I've done experienced and created, I'd be able to fit a lot on that list. On the other hand, I'm never able to catch up with or even keep pace with all the new ideas I have. So it sort of feels like I am forever behind, because it takes me a while to finish a project and manifest those plans and ideas, and all the while, I'm thinking of more ideas and plans every day.
But I am glad that I juggle several things at once. I learn from one and apply it to the other.