4/13/10

So long Supergirl

Well, that's it. Supergirl issue 51 marks my final Supergirl cover, and my last bit of mainstream comic book work for the foreseeable future (even if I was just doing covers at this point). I have plenty of other stuff to keep me busy, and I want to dedicate every minute of my free time to personal work only, so the comic book covers had to go, bringing to an end, with a whimper, ten years of mainstream comic book work-for-hire.

From here on out I am going to redirect this blog to be an outlet for my personal work, and the things that inspire me. I will do my best to post something worthwhile whenever I can.

My deepest gratitude to all of you who have supported my comic book work over the last decade. Your comments and kind words have always been an inspiration, and I feel a real obligation to do my best for all of you, which is one more reason it was time to move on.

Now, I have some work to do.

Joshua

33 comments:

B said...

Does this mean we might see Sky Between Branches or some other creator owned comics over the next few years?

That would be amazing.

Best of luck in whatever new direction you take.

Brian

Paul Duffield said...

Fantastic!! :)
I'm seriously looking forward to seeing more of your personal work. I hope it all goes smoothly.

Fran Johnston said...

yup. really looking forward to seeing more personal stuff. Good luck!

Iananan said...

Best of Luck, man.

I have a copy of sky between branches here that is getting lonely :)

i hope there's success wherever you go, (and i'm fairly certain there will be)

Louis-Philippe said...

Sweet! Can't wait to see your stuff!

Louis-Philippe said...

Sweet! Can't wait to see your stuff!

Annie Wu said...

Looking forward to what you have in store!

Cody said...

I'm really looking forward to seeing more sequential art from you! :)

Kendra Melton said...

Good Luck with your future endeavors sir! Curious to see where this new path will take you. :]

James Figueiredo said...

Best of luck in your future endeavors, sir, and thanks for all the wonderful art you've produced in your comics work - You'll no doubt shine in whatever new project you take on!

Best,
J.

Sophia said...

Omg. I am so extremely excited for the upcoming year then!!! I always loved your mainstream work and can't wait to see your personal things!

Shelly said...

Good luck! I'll miss your SG covers. I hope the next SG cover artist is at least half as good as you are.

Anj said...

We'll miss you over on Supergirl. But can't wait to see what's next!

Saranga said...

i'm sad to hear you're no longer doing Supergirl covers (they were one of the highlights of each issue for me) but I'll be interested to see what you come up with next.

Good luck with it all and thanks for givimg us some beautiful cover art!

Scott Forbes said...

Best of luck Josh! Can't wait to see what you are working on (perhaps Sky Between Branches?). No matter what it is, I'm sure it will be fantastic.

All the best,

Scott

Clare said...

Woohoo! Does that mean we get more of your own comics? I hope so. Good luck, we'll be waiting!

spinkick said...

Can't wait to see what you have in the works!

drop said...

Wow. This is very brave. Good luck, Joshua.
Whatever direction you take, i hope you'll be willing to share a glimpse or two with us.
Inspiring to say the least.

Craig Phillips said...

As far as I am concerned this is great!!!!! Dont get me wrong I love all your cover work BUT it is your personal work that I REALLY love! But I did love those wraparound fantasy book covers you did a while back I wish you would do some more of those.

Anyhow, cannot wait to see the next posts! Good luck with it all.

Zac Dozier said...

Here's to all the great art you've created thus far in your career, and to all the art still yet to come.

I'm looking forward to whatever you've got coming up art wise.

Alina Urusov said...

cool! hopefully stuff will be done they wouldn't allow in mainstream comics or wouldn't think of.

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Mauricio said...

Very sorry to hear that, best of wishes in your projects.

Jon said...

If you need some cash to keep the personal projects funded, start selling some prints! I'd be all over that!

Best of luck with wherever this departure from the mainstream comics takes you, I'd love to see you doing comic interiors again at some point, but so long as you keep posting what you do make I'll be happy! :)

mmmmmike said...

Can't wait to see what fruits this brings bear! Best of wishes Josh!

Jennifer Juniper said...

Can't wait to see YOUR stuff! The covers were beautiful, but they were, after all, DC. ;-) haha

Seriously though, great news! Good luck! <3 <3

Hanque aka Daryn Moore said...

I love your work no matter what you do, sir, so as long as your still making art I'm happy.
You're an inspiration.

Keep up the awesome work, yo.

Romulo said...

I wish you the best of luck although now that I think about it, you don't need luck, the way you draw. Looking forward to whatever you do, you're an amazing artist, man.

DJ said...

You're making the right move, IMHO. Love your work and can't wait to see more of it.

A.C.K. said...

Best of luck. I thought Supergirl had some of the best covers in ths business, so I'll be glad to see more of your personal work.

Ricardo said...

To me, your rendition of Supergirl was her ultimate. That's how highly I liked them. Good luck in your next projects!

SUPERHILBO! said...

Thank you for your amazing work and for being such an inspiration. The art you've created have always given me a sense of awe and complete happiness and a standard to aspire towards. Follow your bliss!

P.J. Magalhães said...

Good luck dude, looking forward to your personal stuff!