Saturday, September 13, 2008

Farewell...


It's a sad day indeed. The outstanding James Jean will no longer be illustrating the Fables series covers. Read about it here.

7 comments:

  1. I hate to say this because it sounds so melodramatic, but I've dreaded this day. It is the James Jean covers that made me want to pick up, and keep picking up, Fables in the first place and even though I am woefully behind on reading my individual issues it has not stopped me from picking them up faithfully each and every month. I was hoping that Fables, like Sandman, would be a relatively long but finite series and that the writing, art, and cover art team would remain consistent throughout its run. While that has largely been true I am saddened that this is coming to an end. I don't envy whoever they choose to take this over, they are coming in the footsteps of a true master.

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  2. Wow, that's gorgeous artwork. I knew nothing about the artist, so I'm obviously not heartbroken but I can see why you and Carl are crying in your rootbeer.

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  3. Amen, Carl! I can't imagine being the next person called in and having to live up to Jean's legacy. His work is truly stunning, and I just can't get enough of him. Do you read his blog? I probably got the link from you, as a matter of fact. I love all of his stuff...Fables and otherwise.

    Nancy, I think you'd looooove his stuff. Check out his blog. He's really amazing.

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  4. This really is too bad. I wonder who the replacement will be.

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  5. I don't know why, but I rarely get over to his blog. I need to remedy that right away. I just love his work. I'm excited that he is going to be devoting himself to what will no doubt be amazing work, but I am wondering in what way, other than seeing it on his blog, potentially, it will find itself available for perusing and oooing and ahhhing over. Hopefully more good quality art books are in the future, at the very least.

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  6. Oh no! I'm so sad. I just loved his covers, they were such incredible works of art. I feel bad for the guy (or gal!) who must fill those very large shoes.

    Now I definitely want to get that book of all his covers, that is coming out in December.

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  7. That is sad news, I love his artwork. I wonder who will take over? LIke you and Carl said it is very big shoes to fill.

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