That clown from Stephen King’s “IT” freaked us out. Me and Brandie borrowed the LaserDisc of that movie way back in the early 90s. It promptly gave us nightmares and inspired our first comic book collaboration: PAYASO.
Brandie was a big fan of Dave McKean, Bill Sienkiewicz, and Duncan Fegredo’s art in ENIGMA. He even managed to hunt down the works of McKean’s mentor: Barron Storey.
So, when we decided to do that short story for COMICS 101, he was clearly playing tribute to his comic book idols.
The next time we collaborated was for our contribution in the short-lived literary anthology CHIMERA. Once again, I wrote the story and he did the art.
Of course, I already told you about the time we published our own newspaper and the time we worked on his Great Taste campaign.
Now that we’re working for our respective agencies, we don’t get to collaborate much, but that doesn’t stop him from giving me advice on how to make my work better.
Maybe the opportunity will eventually come that we’ll get to work on a new project. A new TVC? Print Ad? Maybe even a comic book?
Today is Brandie’s birthday, so if you’re somehow linked to him in Facebook or Multiply, then please do greet him. You can also say hello to him at: http://brandietan.blogspot.com/