Staple! 2012 Highlight - Meeting Brian Hurtt & Cullen Bunn
Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt are probably my favorite team of creators working today. Their Stories "The Damned" and "The Sixth Gun" are wholly entertaining. The stories are very cool and imaginitive (and actually creepy and hell) and the art is JUST the kind of art I want to see.
When they were at Staple I felt that awkward hero-worship thing kick-in a bit, but I was able to swallow it enough to chat with them about their work without seeming too much like a drooling fanboy.
Brian was doing free sketches. Being on a budget, "free" is for me. And it was by one of my favorite artists. So, tremendous value there. I could have said "Draw Sinclair or O'Henry or Eddie from the Damned..."
But I was hoping for something more unique, but not something that would take up too much of his time. I told him he could draw the guy any way he wanted to, but I asked for "an old man seeking revenge... and the only instrument he has to exact his revenge was a cursed bullet." And he drew this.
Pretty freaking awesome. :D