“Joe Keatinge has established himself as the latest new writer I want to undermine and destroy. It’s just top class stuff.”
- Mark Millar (Kick-Ass, Civil War, Wanted, Ultimates)

"I think Joe is definitely one to watch."
- Robert Kirkman (Walking Dead, Invincible)

KIND WORDS FROM (ANOTHER) BOSS

Skybound, the Image Comics imprint producing Walking Dead, Invincible, and Witchdoctor, among others, posted up an interview today with its owner and founder, creator/writer Robert Kirkman.

He said some kind things I really appreciated.

6- Which creator do you predict will be the breakout talent in 2012?

I hate to say Joe Keatinge, because he’ll get the big head and turn into a giant jerk… but HELL YEAH and GLORY (both from Image) are GREAT and more people should be reading them, no matter how many people are reading it (and it’s a lot, HELL YEAH is a hit).  I think Joe is definitely one to watch.  Artist-wise… I think Matteo Scalera is really good, I’m digging his work quite a bit.

Big thanks to Robert for the support. Dude’s been pretty instrumental in my career since the beginning. The first publish text I ever had in a comic was in the back of an issue of Savage Dragon: God War, a book which wrote and I color flatted. Dude’s a great guy and I’m flattered by what he said. 

Also, I can’t second his endorsement for Matteo Scalera enough. Dude is so wicked talented. I love his work. Check it out here.