Today I ducked out of the house for a bit to meet up with one of my long time friends Malcolm Johnson. Most of you probably already know this guy, but if you don’t, I can vouch that he’s one of the best people around. Malcolm was actually one of the first people that I became friends with when I moved to SF, and even after all these years of school and real life, we’ve managed to not only remain friends but professional comic makers as well.
When we first started hanging out back at AAU, we were like everyone else and would spend hours brainstorming different projects and story ideas and drafting long winded plans to see these comics be printed. Most of these ideas are just pipe dreams thought up in college before the intense load of work piles on top of you. To actually see one of these projects through takes some real grit and perseverance, and that’s a quality that Malcolm has in spades. I’m proud to say that we’ve got the first issue of our comic, The Styx Express out online right now!
Malcolm has one of the most distinct and unique art styles that I’ve ever encountered, and it’s an honor to be working with him on something as cool as the Styx Express, where he gets to draw his insanely creative designs over the greek gods in a 1920’s era frozen river Styx. The streamlined train they use to ferry the souls of the disenfranchised across the river is a sight to see. Malcolm’s future as an artist is going to be big, and I’m glad to know such an influential and prolific friend.
So, as a celebration of our comic, I drew the main character Charon!