I only started reading comics a few years ago but one of the things that made me fall in love with them is how amazing the people are who are involved in comics. Shop owners, fans, creators, just about everyone I’ve ever met has always been so nice and welcoming to new people and so easy to talk to.
One of these examples is one of my favorite artists, a man named Riley Rossmo. Riley has drawn a lot of books for Image that I really love. Proof, Cowboy Ninja Viking, Green Wake and his latest effort which comes out in March, Rebel Blood. I’ve had the pleasure of talking with Riley over twitter for the last year or so and he’s always been such a nice guy, actually responds to messages (some creators don’t) and has been very encouraging and positive when I’ve shown him stuff from the pitch Hannah and I are working on. It’s awesome to have someone you totally respect as a creator dig on something you’re working on. I had seen a tweet where he said he loved dragons or medieval kind of stuff and told him the door was always open to him doing a cover or pinup or something for our book if he was so inclined. I knew he was swamped with a lot of projects so I figured he wouldn’t have the time.
However, this morning I got the most amazing email in my inbox. A beautiful dragon design from Mr. Rossmo. Feast your eyes on it’s goodness below! To see more of Riley’s books, check out his website or follow him on Twitter: @rileyrossmo1
And please do yourself a favor, if you haven’t read Green Wake, check out the trades. The final issue of the series comes out soon so you can catch up with the trades. It’s an amazing book. Also, his new series Rebel Blood comes out in March. For now I believe it is a 4 issue mini-series (I could be wrong and apologize if I am) but I’ve read the first issue and it’s great!
Have a great weekend!