|Super Haters #479||Shawn Atkins|
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And that's a wrap, folks! The sad, depressing, soul-crushing, giant-breasted end to HaterMania.
Shawn and I began work on this story back in May 2012 when I lived in Pittsburgh. We used to meet up at the Crazy Mocha coffee shop in Bloomfield (along with past Super Haters artist Virginia Shields).
Shawn said he wanted to draw a wrestling story and we cooked up a brief plot. He prefers to work from a page breakdown rather than a panel-to-panel script, so I emailed him a brief page-by-page synopsis and he started thumbnailing.
But life got in the way for both of us! I moved across the country and he had a baby. Still, Shawn slowly chipped away at the pencils and inks for these pages. Fast-forward 19 months (!!!) and the line art was done!!!
I started coloring last month and then made us a trailer for HaterMania. After that, Shawn and I dialogued the story together and I lettered it. The only remaining piece of the story was this final page, which Shawn banged out last Sunday as I finished up the lettering.
It's been a long journey, but I'm so thrilled I had the chance to collaborate with Shawn Atkins again. This story was a ball of fun for me and I hope it was for you too!! Shoutout to Justique for her color input (and for saying "YES!" when I proposed last Tuesday).
So what's next? I'm pretty sure (but not 100% sure) our next story will be out in April. It'll either be a story scripted by me and drawn by Francisco Gruel, or a tale scripted by Justique and drawn by me! Either way, I can't wait. Thanks for reading and I'll see ya soon!!!