When I asked J. Bone to draw in my wine book, he’d just started working on Mutant, Texas: Tales of Sheriff Ida Red with writer Paul Dini. I’d been a fan of Bone’s clean lines and character designs on books like it and Alison Dare, so I was looking forward to the end result.
What I hadn’t expected, though, was J. leaning over to Paul Dini and the two conferring on what he should draw. The end result was Ida being helped out by local cantina-owner Mezcal, giving her own little assistance in Ida’s glass, much to my amusement.
J. also works a lot with artist Darwyn Cooke, and as good as Cooke’s work is on his own, the Cooke/Bone combination? Out of this world.