Friday, September 30, 2005

Alive and Well...

I'm Alive and Well... Originally uploaded by Gelatomettista2.
[entry: jimlee]

just wanted to pop in and tell people I have been busier than I have ever been in my 18 year career...I think I will finally get my head above water by year's end. In the meantime, I have had to cut back on a lot of blogging and net browsing in general. I can't talk about all the stuff I am working on besides All-Star Batman and Robin but once I can blab about the projects, you guys will get the 411 asap.

In the meantime, here is a piece I found in the closet. Long ago, back when Stan Lee was doing the Reimagining of the DC core characters (Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, et al), Rolling Stone approached me about doing an illo for an interview Kevin Smith was going to conduct with Stan Lee.

For various reasons which escape my memory-challenged mind, I couldn't do it, but managed to do this concept sketch for the piece I had in mind. You see Stan's versions of Superman and Wonder Woman (the book I drew actually--ironically the first big project I did for DC was with Mighty Marvel Stan the Man himself heh). Anyway, I am pretty sure I was superjammed on deadlines, much like today, and by the time I sent this shot in, the deadline ship had sailed. Which happens more than you think. So many cool projects missed out on just cause of lack of time. I know that's the mutant power I would want...the ability to stop time. Just so I could get my deadlines done...ok I will have more Monday. Back to the salt mines for me...

9 comments:

meek? said...

That'd be the illest mutant power to have, I swear. I'd even give up my sense of smell or taste for it. :D Glad to read you're still alive and kickin', Jim.

Peace...

Kateness said...

Rather than using a time-freeze power to make more time to get things done, I think I'd go the Madrox route - creating multiples of myself to do multiple projects at one. ;-)

missleman said...

I think it is a swell looking draft.

Swell...

Sam Out-

Toyebot said...

Always love you marker sketches!
cheers.

Vince said...

jim, we all are behind you to support you ! Have courage and think that the work you are doing now will make people happy !
It was sad not having you on the blog but the other guys were there to guard the house !
courage man !
As for the "stan lee " cover maybe one day you'll finish it why not , I really like the cover , it 'll be sad to see it lost
Bye !

Salix said...

I like the Wonder Woman you created with Stan Lee, probably my favorite out of all the 'reimagined' DC characters.

Yano said...

Great to hear from you, Jim!

Don't worry about the blog, it's been in great hands!

bat2supe said...

NICE TO HEAR YOU AGAIN!!!

It was obvious that your absence from the blog was due to professional issues but like it was said the gelatometti crew was here for us & provide us such great pieces.

Bon courage for the rest of your work & be sure we support all of you G-crew!!!!

Wei Min said...

hi, jim

love your work, but lately why do you keep drawing batman's belt upside down (unless he's a leftie) and with a non-functional spoke and buckle? :)