My life as a colorist (so far)

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It may be a surprise to you but I actually never set out to become a colorist. I didn’t think that was even a possibility. And now I’ve been working as a colorist for almost two years. I never knew time could pass this fast. I still remembered the first gig, Kill Shakespeare: The Tide of Blood issue 1, like it was yesterday. I think I can safely say that Becky Cloonan had jump-started my coloring career for me. I owe a lot to her and I don’t know if I’ll ever thank her enough. She was the one who hooked me up with Kill Shakespeare team and the awesome Andy Belanger (who I still haven’t met yet!).

Another person I owe a big big thank to is Ed Brisson. I knew Ed from flatting Gig I did for him. And he happened to be in need of a colorist for Sheltered. After 10 issues, Sheltered is a big part of my life this year. I’ve learned a lot on the job, some valuable experiences that I wouldn’t have known without being on a monthly book. It would be bittersweet to see the end of it at issue 15. But in a way I’m quite glad. I’ve never worked with one title this long, my own or otherwise. Though I’d love to be on a long series too, I felt I might go a bit loopy after awhile.

Through Ed, I also get to work with many writers and artists that I would never otherwise get to work with. There were many projects that came my way, some worked out, some didn’t. But I’m just glad for the opportunity. Antony Johnston and Justin Greenwood became my favorite team! THE FUSE is super fun to work on. There are a few upcoming projects that I’m, or will be, a part of and I’m looking forward to all of them. I hope I’ll get to do this for quite a few years to come. I still write and draw my own comics too. But now I don’t have to worry too much about finding home for them and I also enjoy establishing myself as a colorist.

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