All good things must come to an end and I have to announce that the uber talented Aaron Bir will be stepping down from GrayHaven Comics and The Gathering as Art Director at the end of this month.
Aaron has not only contributed covers to all four issues of The Gathering but he did interior art and lettering on many of the stories, helped recruit new artists to the book and was just an all around great guy working his butt off to make sure the comic looked its very best.
Aaron has teamed with some very talented artists (and fellow Gatherers) Donal DeLay and Blake Sims to create Lay of the Line and artist website where the three creators have fun with different themes every week. Visit them here: http://layoftheline.wordpress.com/
Aaron’s work will still be in The Gathering for the near future, at least. He’s doing cover and interior art for issue 5 (Romance) and I’m sure we’ll see him back in the book before too long. You only have as far to go as Lay of the Line to see what he’s up to and his own site, Sequential Stutter http://sequentialstutter.com/ for the latest news.
Good luck, Aaron!
But we can’t go without an Art Director so filling Aaron’s shoes will be John Coker. John is another extremely talented writer/artist whose work has appeared in all three issues of The Gathering and has been wowing readers for the past 3 months with the fan favorite webcomic, DEcomPRESSIONism updated each Tuesday on this very site.
Johnny has worked on some of the more popular characters to appear in The Gathering and has been a huge help to writers and artists over the past year seeking advice from anything to a particular plot point to how to best lay out an issue for their artist.
We’re all looking forward to a smooth transition and making Johnny work up an even bigger sweat every issue for your entertainment.