This one's for my good friend, Brian Postman.
I met Brian during the GEM Studio days and liked him instantly. Happily, Brian and I have stayed friends, despite the years and distances that have presented themselves. Long-time friendships take work. And collaboration. Some of the happiest days of my life were when Brian and I feverishly knocked out a few pages of the "Honeymooners Christmas Special" comic book in my Brooklyn studio, along with the help of Win Mortimer's layout pencils, and Susan Sykes and Ted Camut's rendering. We were filling the holes on a 48 page issue, penciling, inking and coloring a carload of pages before sending them out the door.
We made the deadline. Weeks ahead, if I remember correctly.
And it's funny because the first time I became aware of Brian and his artwork was a few years earlier, during his run on "Spider-Woman." Especially the "Daddy Longlegs" issue.
I thought he was British.
Imagine my surprise when he showed up at GEM with a New York accent?
More importantly, I thought that he was a good storyteller.
Plenty of others have agreed, he's been an in-demand story board artist for two decades.