After reading thru STEVE’s script and working out characters and all that, this was the page I was most looking forward to doing. All in all, I like how it came out (though that rat/mouse is a little weird).
ALSO: Today is a sad day here in the Minneapolis cartooning community, for MIKE SGIER is moving today. Mike is a talent cartoonist with lots of irons in the ink. When I met him about 2 years ago he was working on completing his masters–MASTERS!!!–in comic book art from MCAD. He was being academically advised by ZANDER CANNON and was working towards finishing the first few issues in his series THE BALLAD OF TOBY AND SARA. Zander advised Mike join up with the CARTOONIST CONSPIRACY, and he did, and thats how we met. Mike quickly became a pillar of the Conspiracy and could be counted participating in every meeting and project, and was always a delight to see him there. After graduation Mike went to look for a job (in THIS economy?!) and had to put TOBY AND SARA on hold, so he did the only thing a sensible person would—he started a weekly, full-color WEB COMIC!!! That web comic is SUPERNOVA LULLABY, and like everything Mike does it is full of heart and talent and his love of the medium.
I will dearly miss seeing Mike at jams and things like 24 Hour Comic Day, but will always look forward to seeing his new work via the old innernets! Incidentally, Mike is moving to Philadelphia where hopefully he’ll start a new Conspiracy Cell. They’ll be lucky to have him. I’ll leave you with a wonderful pin-up of ATLANTIS LAD Mike did for me and I was planning on saving for issue six, but see no reason not to post it now…
Hope to see you soon, Mike!