Posted on August 21st, 2013
This pinup is hot off the press. Jeremy finished it up as we sat on the couch last night watching some crap television together. Baby Hannah was tucked in next to him gumming a chew toy. Beatrice was plying him with matchbox cars and kicking his drawing board. I take the magic for granted because it’s such a regular part of my life, but it really is a joy to watch him work.
Although we have lived together for five years and have been working on creative projects together for just as long, we’ve had very few occasions to do a story together. I am a hard-headed woman who doesn’t write well with others. Jeremy doesn’t do much sequential work and paid jobs always have to take priority. It’s been wonderful to finally collaborate with him for the Seven Stones anthology.
As we fleshed out the concept together, we discussed what features we wanted to include. It didn’t take long for us to conclude that the story called for a great white buffalo. It was non-negotiable. Here’s why:
Yes, the song has problems, beginning with the fact that it is by Ted Nugent, who disgraces himself in the media almost weekly. And then there’s the heavy dose of cultural appropriation. But you know what? IT ROCKS. It makes my hair stand on end. I can’t help but put the pedal to the metal every time Jeremy plays it.