Still cleaning the apartment, and lo', what do I come across? Old rejection slips, that's what!!! Hahahahaha! I saved a bunch of them. Funny thing is, I ended up working *with* or *for* many of these folks later on, often at other companies. This will contain 13 of images, so sorry for any wait during load time. 13 is a good number, though. These are scans of the originals:
This one is from Marilee Hord. She later moved to Portland and went to work for Dark Horse. She dated Matt Haley for a while. She and I were staff together at Dark Horse in 1993 or 94. Later on, she left and pursued her music career, joining a band called Golden Delicious as fiddle player, with Pete Krebs from the Portland band Hazel.
Early on, I was trying to get work inking or coloring. Eventually, I settled on coloring only. Mike Carlin was the first guy at DC to give me work, on an Action Comics Annual in May of 1991.
I'd done some work that ended up being printed by Eclipse in 1990. It was a little book called Lil' Gruesome and was kind of a cheesy kids book. I inked and colored something like 48 pages in the summer of 1990, between second and third year of the Kubert School. Notably, I was on LSD when I colored the book. This work is what he's referring to, as far as having worked for them before. Never worked for Eclipse again, though.
Shelly Roeberg later went to Vertigo, where I worked with her on the Neil Gaiman mini series Death; The Time of Your Life and other books. She later married Phillip Bond and is now Shelly Bond. She had been Diana Schutz's assistent at Comico, when Mage was there. I later was staff with Diana at Dark Horse and am close friends with her to this day.
I'd been writing as well...
Anybody remember Jeff Easley's paintings from the old TSR Dungeons and Dragons guides? Nice paintings, if my memory is correct.
Bill Kaplan was Archie Goodwin's assistant for a while, and I ended up working with both of them on Legends of the Dark Knight, Batman/Punisher and other stuff.
Cannot recall, but I must have been all pretentious when I was 22!!! I ended up working with Kevin later on various books including Green Lantern.
I was very excited when I got this one, because it was the most positive response I'd gotten at that time. But, I never heard from them again. Ack!
Enjoy my folly.