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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Ask Brett a question!



In an effort to actually keep updating the blog, and sicne I can;t really think of anything interesting today how about this, you ask me questions? Just post them in the comments and I'll answer them to the best of my abilities. It doesn't have to relate to comics or science or dogs, just something you want to ask me. Nothing too crude please;)

Page from Frank 4, not only one panel with borders. I hate borders, I just do.

Best,

Brett

14 comments:

DamonO said...

Okay, I'll go first. You've made it clear that you're not interested in drawing superheroes anymore. However, you've also mentioned that you'd like to draw the Flash, so is there any circumstance where you might one day reconsider your non-superhero stance -- like if they offered you the Flash, for example?

Anonymous said...

Not to get personal but i always wondered what happened that made you and jess quit comics for a while and move out to arizona? Was that Always the plan? If this is too personal no need to answer.

Also What is your happiest moment?

frank

Engel said...

What do you do to get the creative mojo flowing?

Jess said...

What, Frank, didn't you read the Wizard interview? :)

We did not quit comics. We simply could not get much work. Our house in Florida went into foreclosure so we planned, very carefully I might add, to move to the middle of nowhere and build a cabin to keep our monthly expenditures down and keep our dogs. Brett had another five issue Thundercats mini lined up that would have paid for quite a nice little set up. When we got to the middle of nowhere, Brett learned that Warner Brothers decided they wanted a different artist (Thanks, WB, you suck) and so we ended up living in our van for almost a year. It was unpleasant but allowed us to keep our dogs.

We live in Texas, BTW.

Jess

Brett said...

Actually I was going to use the question for blog posts so you'll learn all the gory details in a few days, Mwahahahah!

Best,

Brett

TCH said...

Cool lets see,
Firstly I'd like to you how you keep up to date on the paleontology. You seem to read up quite a bit so I wondered if you had subscription to some journal?
Secondly, did it ever occur to you to start up some dinosaur comic, either something in the style of Raptor Red or the classic Cadillacs and Dinosaurs? Also some dragon sketches would be interesting to see :)
Finally a dog-related question for Jess, have any of your dogs ever developed cataract? Mine is starting so I just wanted to know how to best deal with it.

cryostar77 said...

How much do you like drawing the Thundercats, which is your favourite to draw and would you ever draw them again?
Did you really think that the dogs should have won the Dogs of War series?
If you had only have one type the rest of your life, big or small dogs and why?
Museum of Natural History is now offering a full size replica of a T Rex skeleton, how keen would it be to own that?
I notice you don't do a lot of insects in your anthropomorphic sketches, what do you have against them? *cackle*
What is the most number of dogs you've ever owned at one time. I think thats all I can think of right now.

Jess said...

TCH, how old is the dog? We have two dogs with a small old age cataract in one eye (10 years old and 13 years old.) The only 'treatment' for cataracts is to have them removed surgically. It is expensive but something I would consider in a young dog with a long life ahead of him, especially with bilateral cataracts. Our old dogs will likely die before their cataracts get bad enough to obscure their vision a great deal.

Older dogs also get something called nuclear sclerosis, where the lens looks opaque or cloudy. This doesn't usually cause a problem with the dog and is a normal condition of aging.

Jess

Anonymous said...

"What, Frank, didn't you read the Wizard interview? :)"

Sorry Jess i havn't read wizard since it became the magazine that mind wiped fans into collecting what they want you to read and not report on news and information that comic fans should know. Sorry to hear about that but i'm glad both of you are back. sorry i didn't know you guys lived in texas i thought it was arizona for some odd reason.

frank

TCH said...

Thanks Jess, I had read up on cataract before. Just wanted you hear from someone experienced. Mine is a cocker spaniel and they seemingly are prone to that; also she's 11 now. The opaqueness comes and goes (eye drops) so I'd hope its that latter case. Apart from that she's in good condition :)

did you guys consider my comment for the snake fencing? (obviously depends on the mesh size to determine effectiveness)

Brett said...

Frank,

Jess is just teasing, we haven't read it either but they apparently hypped up the bad a bit. I wasn't happy about the interview and told Dabel after it was over that I would not be doing another interview for Wizard.I felt slimmy afterwards....ewww.

Tch, we actually started putting up a 20 inch metal snake fence. Of course it's not done yet and we had another visitor last night, a big sucker. No one was bitten and the snake catcher we bought worked good.. but the snake was so heavy it bent the pole some... I might need a smaller lenght.

Best,

Brett

Jess said...

Most dogs will show some sclerosis after age eight. A of our older ones have it to some degree, it's sort of a generalized cloudiness, very obvious when you look at it in the light. A dog with sclerosis will still show a reflective eye shine at night, while a cataract actually blocks the lens and you don't get the reflection. Our dogs with cataracts have very small ones, looks like a little blob of white stuff. Very opaque.

Cockers are prone to genetic cataracts that develop in middle age, IIRC. Old age cataracts are due to oxidation, the eye loses the ability to de-oxidize the damage caused by UV as the dog ages. In humans there are studies that show people who eat a lot of fruits and vegetables (antioxidants) have a later onset of old age cataracts.

Jess

Anonymous said...

if your still taking questions what is your dream project?

frank

Brett said...

Hi Frank,

Yeah I'm still taking questions. We didn't have much computer access for a bit so I'm a bit behind on the answers!

Best,

Brett