JOE HILL FELICITA A GABRIEL RODRIGUEZ
I’m so fucking happy for Gabe I could split; he works his balls off on Locke & Key, and the story lives on the page because of the imagination, energy, and heart he puts into it. He’s a kind and generous guy - I’m proud to call him my friend - and he’s made working on the story of the Locke family a real joy.
I’m happy for the comic, too, of course, but more than that, I’m happy for comics as a whole. It pleases me any time comic book artists are recognized and honored as storytellers practicing a unique literary form. (For me the high point of Locke & Key remains the final pages of the very first issue from Welcome To Lovecraft, when Bode discovers the ghost door. Take a look and see if you can spot what’s missing. Yeah, right: no word balloons.)
Gabe hangs around here quite a bit, so if you have a moment, pass on your congrats in the comments thread. Thanks guys… and thanks, Gabe.