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Posted: 29 January 2019 at 1:29pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Traditionally, I draw my stories to correspond approximately to the season in which they will be published.

My winters, incidentally, are inspired by the British cartoonist Giles, who did the Best. Snow. Ever.

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Good reason to keep the primary story to 2-3 issues!



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Not a consideration. After all, these stories survive long past their publication dates.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KACTtF5K5A

Such a fun and insightful tour of your studio. You come across as such a genuine and humble guy - I thought you weren't made out to be that way!
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GAH!!! Superboy/Lincoln story misidentified in the on-screen caption.

(Plus, Iíve lost 20 pounds...)

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Posted: 30 January 2019 at 1:03am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

What a great interview JB. A real treat to let us see your collected art and items. Your wow is to be standing in front of those pieces, my wow is just being able to see you take us on the tour. Thanks.
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John, do you mind if I ask...

1) How many issues of ELSEWHEN have you penciled at this point?

2) Have you drawn any covers yet? I'm curious if you'll be hiding issue numbers like you did on HIDDEN YEARS

Thanks
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Richard Palmgren
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Couple of questions:

Are we going to see lots of new characters in Elsewhen?

And (and you don't have to be specific unless you want us to explode with excitement) is there any particular new character you're really excited about?
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Not at first, and therefore...

...no.

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Richard Palmgren
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That's actually great to hear!  One of the drawbacks of the last bunch of "Forever" series that continued writers' runs was the overwhelming amount of new characters and new directions for old ones
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Philippe Negrin
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I don't want to seem to complain too much, but it's been a while since we've had something new here...Please !
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Posted: 03 February 2019 at 6:41pm | IP Logged | 12 post reply

We're lucky JB has share as much as he has with us so far.
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Thanks, Matt!
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Jeffrey Rice
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Posted: 04 February 2019 at 8:01pm | IP Logged | 14 post reply

I have deleted five posts asking for new stuff. Including one Oliver Twist style request.
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Philippe Negrin
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Posted: 05 February 2019 at 9:24am | IP Logged | 15 post reply

Of course, we got more than we could EVER ask for here...I meant it tongue in cheek.
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I wish the page drop down window color coded which pages
have images on them. I keep thinking I missed something,
but don't want to dig page by page.
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Mark Haslett
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Posted: 08 February 2019 at 1:19pm | IP Logged | 17 post reply

Argh. Sign of the times is this thought crossed my mind this morn: "The new
Byrne X-Men is the Mueller Report of comic books!"

At least promises have been made that both will reach the public eventually,
one way or another!

(And grateful thanks for all we've seen so far --To JB and Mueller!)
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Posted: 08 February 2019 at 3:33pm | IP Logged | 18 post reply

I'm up for discussing possible inkers or a second Marvel project some more...

Inkers: I do wanna see a JB and Neal Adams collaboration (despite JB's assertion).  Crazy that it hasn't happened yet, and Neal does have a certain X-Men/Savage Land connection.

2nd project: ALPHA FLIGHT: ELSEWHEN.  Our Merry Mutants are on an alternate path, maybe those ripples find Guardian & Co.  Just imagine AF as reimagined by JB with his storytelling powers of today.  Sorry, I'm greedy!  :)

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Posted: 08 February 2019 at 4:06pm | IP Logged | 19 post reply

No ALPHA FLIGHT.
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Jim Petersman
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No ALPHA FLIGHT.
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What's that sound, you ask? That's just my inner child sobbing hysterically. If you need me I'll be huddled in the corner in a fetal position.

Seriously, JB, I wish you could see AF through my eyes. Those 28 issues are pure joy for me, both then and now. Thanks for the memories.
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Posted: 08 February 2019 at 9:18pm | IP Logged | 21 post reply

If a 2nd title was in the works, perhaps to avoid comparation, Mr.Byrne could do something totally new or a series he has never worked before as for example Dr. Strange or the "classic" Defenders. I loved how he drewDoc Strange in his appearances in F4.
So I think we won't see/ask for any AF, F4, Hulk,...
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I believe Mr. Byrne has pretty well established that he's told his Alpha Flight stories. If he really felt the urge to tell another, there are venues that don't need to be their own book. For example, Cyclops might be asked for help by Guardian - and now we have a venue in Elsewhen.

Meself, I'd not be too heavily expectant to see all of Alpha Flight... or even any of their individual members.
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ALPHA FLIGHT, as mny of you already know, is among my least favorite of my own work. There was just too much going on in and around, and over and under, for the book to ever be more in my mind than a pale shadow of the rest of the Marvel Universe. It was just never real to me.

It is, of course, tremendously gratifying to me that this (in my mind) lesser light means so much to so many of you, and far be it from me to ever denigrate your fondness for the title. Just donít look for me to share it!

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Posted: 09 February 2019 at 9:04am | IP Logged | 24 post reply

You know about "Never give the fans what they want " ? So we should all clamour here over and over again that we absolutely don't want early AF charaters appearing in thise series...
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You know about "Never give the fans what they want " ? So we should all clamour here over and over again that we absolutely don't want early AF charaters appearing in thise series...

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Or you could just Let It Go.

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