Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Everything old is new again...
The past can be a funny thing. It seems to be a place I visit a lot. There are many things about the past I wish I could change (Don't we all?), but when it comes down to it, the past is the past.
Thats why it's always amazing to re-connect with people from my past, people who I haven't talked to in 5 years or more. Especially people I haven't worked with in 5 years or more. A few weeks back I was on Facebook, where I am frequently, and was chatting with Ruben Diaz. I worked with Roo back when he was an editor at DC Comics. I did some inking work for him on a few titles here and there. He now does all sorts of multi-media stuff in Philly. But he asked me if I was interested in inking something. Never wanting to turn down work, I of course said yes.
He's been working with a local wrestling circuit to help promote them by doing some comic type art projects. They do dvds of their matches, and for covers, Roo has had some artists do re-creations of classic comic covers. The piece above is one of the covers that I did. I have also inked one that Roo pencilled.
It's been 15 years since I worked with Roo, and we just picked up like it was the old days. He's a good guy, is a believer that talent is just as important as a name.
Hopefully this will lead to more things with Roo.
Work is good. Work with people you know is better.