Personal blog - and temporary home page until new website is finished - of writer, editor and graphic artist Christopher Mills


Monday, November 12, 2007

A reason to watch Law & Order...

My old friend and collaborator Delfin Barral, illustrator of one of my earliest comics – Bloodthirst: The Nightfall Conspiracy – and the man behind the striking visual design of my Brother Grim comics character, just dropped me an e-mail to share the news of some recent good fortune:
Some nice news ... Law & Order: Criminal Intent will feature a piece of my comic art. An old pal is now the assistant AD over at the show's Art Department and needed a comic cover made. Marvel and DC chickened out in lending their old comics for the scene where a 7 year old kid is reading a comic book and he grows up to be a killer. (It's a flashback.) They didn't wan't their material relating to a cold blooded murderer.

Here's the cover..
Isn’t that cool? (Click on the pic for a bigger view!) Aside from Brother Grim, Del created the great 80’s indy comics series Libra, and drew a fair bunch of ElfQuest stuff for Richard & Wendi Pini back in the day. If you watch L&O:CI, keep an eye out for Del’s cover!

Congratulations, pal!

4 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

Ah, great illustration. I like it.

Craig Zablo said...

It's always great to hear that someone that's "made it" remembers a buddy from the good ole days and helps them out.

Glen said...

Nice.

Makes me want to see a real book.

Delfin Barral said...

Thank you gents for the kind words.

I've just been told by the AD that they start shooting the scene with the comic book prop this Friday and that the airdate will be December 13th if anyone's interested in catching the microsecond of the cover.

As for an actual book on the character I'll speak with with the talented Mr. Mills and see if there is a future with THE MARKED MAN.

Stay tuned.