Sunday, April 18, 2010

A CONAN sized cat is out of the bag!



Remember when I posted about how I was sketching CONAN for"fun"? Yeah, well, that wasn't the whole story. :)

It was announced at Chicago's C2E2 convention and on the comics/entertainment news site CBR.com that Roy Thomas and I will be taking over Conan in the near future, starting with issue 25.



For those of you unfamiliar with Mr. Thomas, he's the guy that first brought CONAN to comics forty years ago! He did a LOT of other work in comics too :)

We haven't started just yet, as I'm still wrapping up Fear Agent and my secret Vertigo graphic novel. But I'm excited and honored to get to work on CONAN, and specifically with Mr. Thomas!

Best,
Mike

12 comments:

ljamal said...

Awesome!
Do I get first dibs on some Conan art?

Mr. Hawthorne said...

I don't know... last time I told you I might be taking over a Dark Horse book you said "Aww, damn. That's too bad!"

I assumed you DIDN'T like my stuff anymore ;)

Mike

Bill Reinhold said...

Fantastic news Mike! Congratulations!

Mr. Hawthorne said...

Thanks, Bill! Hey, congrats on your new gig too! Glad to see you penciling again! You rock!

Mike

Bill Reinhold said...

Thanks Mike!
Yeah, amazing we're at the same company! Magnus/Conan crossover ;-)!

Mr. Hawthorne said...

Bill, that might be kinda sweet! ;)

Mike Oliveri said...

Congrats, Mike! That's great news!

Mr. Hawthorne said...

Thanks, Mike! :)

the comics expert said...

Wonderful news (though I had a bit of an idea :). There's lots of shake-ups going on with Conan, but Thomas on Conan is always good, and you look like a fantastic fit.

Buscema has nothing on you sir!

Mr. Hawthorne said...

WOW, you are incredibly kind! Thank you... although, i don't know if I can agree with the Buscema thing ;)

Thanks again!

Mike

PatrickWedge said...

Sorry, very late to the game here. Work and vacation is hindering my catchup on the news. :) Anyways, this is freakin' incredible news. The good thing is, I don't have to add a new book to the pull list as Conan rocks. This will just make the reading experience even more entertaining.

Sharpen the blade!

Mr. Hawthorne said...

thanks, bro! :)

Mike