Fastest. Approval. Ever.

After our successful collaboration on the short story “The Protest” in Dark Horse Presents #4, I asked artist Victor Santos if he’d like to work with me on another one. He was game, so I put together a short proposal, he did a sample page of art, and I sent the packet off to Dark Horse publisher Mike Richardson via email last night.

51 minutes later he emailed me back to say he liked it and wanted to run it.

I don’t think I’ll ever be able to beat that record for shortest approval time.

“Memories of the Caspian” will be an 8-page autobiographical vignette about vacationing as a child by the Caspian Sea in northern Iran, and revisiting the region decades later. Here’s a sample page from the story:

I’m off to finish the script now, so Victor can get started on the rest of the artwork. As soon as I know what issue of DHP it’s going to be scheduled for, I’ll post the info here on the blog.

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4 thoughts on “Fastest. Approval. Ever.

  1. Thanks John, much appreciated. This one will be slightly different in tone, but along the same lines as our previous DHP contribution.

  2. This is great news. “The Protest” has been, in a book that’s often solid cover-to-cover, the highlight of the series for me. I’ll look forward to this new offering and pick it up when it comes out.

  3. Thanks, Jeff. I’ll post a couple more pages of art from the new story here in the future, but probably sans lettering (don’t want to give away the whole story, after all).

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