This was very exciting to me because I've been to the New York offices, and they really know how to decorate! The office floors are very impressive with full murals, props, art even a hallway staged to look like a Gotham rooftop and skyline! If you ever get the chance to tour it, go!
So anyway the idea for the new California offices was to have displayed all of the New 52 characters by different DC artists. Each would compose a figure and they would all be stitched together into one big, super epic image. I was really honored for the chance to be listed as an artist among so many of my peers and inspirations. I quickly agreed.
The icing on the cake (or should I say Choc-o) was that I would be getting to draw one of my favorite DCU heros; Martian Manhunter.
I liked John from the start.
First working on him with Doug Mahnke on an issue of the regular series...
...somewhere in there was a pin-up featuring Green Arows chili recipe
And now that I think of it, he's had a cameo in probably every other book I've worked on at DC. Aquaman, Green Lantern Corps and most recently his own story line in Brightest Day.
I'm not going to go into all that I love about the character right now, but let's just say there were times he reminded me of how I used to feel when I first saw Superman.
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I haven't seen the final composite mural yet, but when I do, I'll probably post it here.