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Mark Haslett
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This is one fan with his fingers crossed that we aren't hearing the last from
Jahf!
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Larry Gil
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Here is hoping that IDW does an Artist Edition of this . Even hoping they get the rights to do this as a monthly coloured comic as well . 
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Nine months in for this extended itch scratching. JB, I think the last time someone asked you were up to 6 issues completely penciled. Is the count around 8-9 issues (160-180 pages) and are you sticking with a page a day?
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Nine months?? Wow.

JB, anything surprise you during this effort?
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Do you have drawing moments where you're not happy with the page you're drawing and stop for a few hours. But when you come back you see it differently and think,'Hey, that's pretty good!'?
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Every day!!
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Paul Wills
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 nice to know you're human (:
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Now that you're multiple issues in, are there any characters you're having trouble with either artistically or in finding their "voice" as you write?
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No. I may be human, but I’m also a f*cking genius.*

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* Ralph Macchio said so!!

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Rebecca Jansen
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Catching up... I'm glad Jahf lives! "Too tough to die" like that Ramones song (if he is actually living, could be some other situation being alien and all, hoo nose). :^)

 I hope Modt has also been doing well. They made an interesting pair. But r.i.p. Manta? We hardly knew her. :^(


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No. I may be human, but I'm also a f*cking genius.*

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* Ralph Macchio said so!!

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 I won't argue against a karate master!

wait...unless you're talking about the OTHER Ralph Macchio...




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I wonder how many of you know the story behind Jahf and Modt? Or, Modt and Jahf.

I jotted those names in the borders of the pages, and a few days after I sent them in was chatting with Chris. He said the names, and I chuckled. “You used them?”

“What?”

“Reverse the order.”

“Modt and Jahf.” Pause. “D’oh!”

A few months later he tried his own variation with the robots Colossus fought on the Moon.

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Sadly,  I doubt many modern comic book readers would get a reference like that. I am purposefully avoiding mentioning the reference in case anyone on the thread is still trying to figure out what those names are based on. 


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Matt, very few modern readers would recognize the reference to these guys. I barely got it many moons ago! =)


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Philippe Negrin
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Sorry being foreign and everything (and maybe too dumb), I don't get the joke. Could a kind soul explain ?
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Rebecca Jansen
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Ha, I'll admit it, I didn't notice that before!:^)

First daily newspaper strip if I remember correctly. One of our local papers ran it in the '70s though I probably preferred Broom Hilda and Hagar at that age. Maybe someone who knows how to do the spoilers thing can post it?
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Philippe, the names “Modt and Jahf” was a pun on the names "Mutt and Jeff," which was a popular long-running comic strip that began early in the 20th century as a newspaper strip and later in comic books and cartoons.

Here is a cover from DC comics' comic book series based on the characters:

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Robbie Moubert
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Mutt 'n' Jeff was adopted as cockney rhyming slang for being deaf although it's usually shortened to just "mutton".

 "What did you say? I think I'm a going a bit mutton!"


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Wow. Thank you for the answers. I could never have guessed that reference !
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Drawing some pages with Henry Peter Gyrich on them, I got to wondering how much the character had been screwed u—I mean changed since the last time I had anything to do with him. Not a lot, it seems—tho I did find him listed as created by George Perez and Jim Shooter. Nope. It’s not exactly a gold star on my resume, but I drew him first.
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Mr. Byrne, I like your Gyrich best, as well. All your character.

If Jahf and Modt were the first two guardians, I wonder who the next two could have been? Fahcks and C'roh?
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Gyrich!!

And I had no idea about the origin of Jahf and Modt - that’s awesome!


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Must have been a long while since you last drew Gyrich.
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I think Gyrich was in my first Byrne book. Avengers with the Grey Gargoyle? Always had a soft spot for that jerk.
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Richard Palmgren
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Random questions once again:

1.  Is any character getting a new costume?

2. Just out of curiosity, what's your favorite costume for Jean?
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