Sunday, October 28, 2007

Things that never were part III

So, let's see more stuff from books I've never drawn shall we?

There was an instance where I almost got to do some Conan stuff, with a writer buddy of mine. Unfortunately, they wanted a DIFFERENT ( and more famous) friend of his, so it fell through. Still, would have been cool. The Dark Horse folks are great people, and I consider them friends, so maybe I could still pursue it. Again, I let it go because I just got busy.

So, repeat the above story but replace "Conan" with "Hellboy, Weird Tales". In this case, I'm kinda glad I didn't get the gig as the artist they DID get was perfect for the story and totally KILLED it.

Oh, and for a while there Bendis wanted me to draw The Pulse (when it was switching over from Alias). Marvel feft differently, and so I never got it. Again, I don't think I would have been a good fit for it anyway. I swear I have a guardian angel that kinda guides my career somehow ;)

More soon!



Craig Zablo said...

You'd really be right for Conan! [Not that you aren't right for Hellboy...]

Daniel Hardesty said...

Love this stuff Mike! I'm a big Dark Horse fan so naturally I'd love to see your work in their camp. I agree with Craig as well, that Conan stuff is tight!

Mike Hawthorne said...

Yeah, I think I'd have been a great fit. I should really talk to them again about it. I was in the offices a couple years ago, and got to meet many of the Dark Horse folks in person, including my very first editor ever Diana Schutz and pal Jeremy Barlow. Made me want to do SOMETHING with them, if only to work with them again.


Anonymous said...

I'm digging the style on that Conan.


Mike Hawthorne said...

Thanks man!