Several days after I emailed news releases of launching this blog and the new projects on the web site, I received this email from Clifford Meth:
I've always admired your artwork, but looking at your website, I was stunned. Ossified. Turned to fucking stone. Jeezus Murphy, you've gotten *so* beyond terrific... Please let me know where I can order these forthcoming sketchbooks.
I'd also like to commission a piece, if you're available. It's something I've had in my head for awhile, and I suspect will be a tad complex and expensive, but I've decided you're the guy for it. It's 26 different heroes (bust) shots representing the alphabet: Antman, Batman, Capt. America, Daredevil, etc. I saw a piece like this by Jae Lee and it was wonderful (see the attached JPEG). While I would like the original, I suspect you could sell this as a color print. Maybe.
Anyway, your work is beautiful, Mike. Just outstanding.
Clifford's reaction to seeing the work on the upcoming sketchbooks was one of the finest I'd heard from anyone about my work. Not only that, but Clifford actually took it upon himself to propose the creation of a widely desirable commission and also conspired to endow it with profit earning potential.
So I ask you quite honestly. What the hell else could I be expected to do?
Superhero Poster: Elongated Man
Your excellence is true inspiration, Mr. Meth.
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