(art by JANET LEE)
Given the holiday, I thought it would be fitting to share the acknowledgments from our book along with live links and a few other people that we could not fit due to space constraints.
As a group, we benefited greatly from the insight and experiences of Thomas Peyton and Luis Alberto Urrea, the counsel of Suzana Carlos, the encouragement and camaraderie of artist Juan Doe, and the fantastic owners and community of comic book creators surrounding Bergen Street Comics in Brooklyn, NY. Thanks to Germán Ventriglia for the use of his font CAN CAN DE BOIS. Great thanks to everyone at Archaia Entertainment not only for recognizing our vision and taking a chance on FEEDING GROUND but also for the guidance and support to help make it stronger.
(art by TOM FORGET)
Thanks to cartoonists Rick Ritter, Mike Dawson, GB Tran and the guys of MAMMAL, their art and dedication convinced me to get back into making comics.
Paul Zdanowicz - horror guru and Lapinski-booster with a keen critical eye.
Klaus Janson - whose professional instruction came just at the right time to bring structure and rules to what I had been discovering on the page.
Brian Michael Bendis - for providing the Jinxworld message board and its posters for keeping me company in the solitude of my studio.
John Siuntres - whose Word Balloon Podcast interviews are like an audio course in comic career and craft.
To my family overall and specifically: my cousin Ali for her assistance as a Spanish reader, my cousin Jennifer for her buttons and friendship, and to my parents whose generous affection has always allowed me to thrive.
And, to Lindsay, thanks for adding sweetness to my life and for riding this wolf to Bayonne and beyond.
(art by JUAN DOE)
Here are thanks from the rest of the FEEDING GROUND creative team.
Swifty would like to thank: My folks, Drs. Arnold & Gale, sibs, David and Samantha, Neal Mitnick, Moshe Pinchevsky, B.B., my people in South Florida, NYC, and worldwide. This is dedicated to my girl, Spooky, for listening without judgement, even about werewolves.
Chris would like to thank the following people: His father Rick, who taught him craftsmanship. His mother Kathie, who taught him how to listen to people. His sister Jenny, who opened his eyes to ideas and music at the right time. His brother Rob, the best reader he knows. His Uncle Tim, for evoking storytelling as an important part of sharing. And most of all, his best friend Mel, who believed in him through unbelievable weekends and continues to do so with kind support. Also, Pale Ale beer... that friendly spirit who sometimes helps grease the pleasant grind of so-called-life-events.
NATHALIA RUIZ MURRAY
Nathalia would like to thank Mike, Swifty and Chris for letting her be a part of this fascinating world of wolves. She is obliged to her husband Liam Murray for not complaining as she read the books aloud in Spanish (sometimes with telenovela emphasis). Mostly she’d like to thank her mother Ines Ruiz, for putting up with numerous questions on (hopefully not completely out of date) Mexicanisms and not yelling at her when she forgot an accent or two.
(art by FRED CHAO)
Mucho thanks to the artists who contributed their time and talents to realizing our story as the pin-up art included in the series and collected editions of FEEDING GROUND (as well as throughout this blog post).
You can find links to their work below:
Fred Chao fredchao.com
Mike Dawson mikedawsoncomics.com
Juan Doe juandoe.com
Alex Eckman-Lawn alexeckmanlawn.com
Kate Glasheen katiecrimespree.com
Tim Hamilton http://hamilton-tim.pair.com/CUTBLEED/
Javier Hernandez http://javiersblog.blogspot.com/
Janet Lee j-k-lee.com
Benjamin Marra benjaminmarra.blogspot.com
Blake Sims http://blakesimscomics.blogspot.com/
GB Tran gbtran.com
(gobble gobble by TIM HAMILTON)