Signs Josh Middleton
Just in time for summer ... it's the not-so-Secret Exclusives
one doesn't quite come out of the blue, but it's getting
awfully hard to read the tea leaves on these kinds of things.
For whatever reason, it had been known that Josh Middleton
would be leaving NYX, but not because he was about to get
locked up (in a good way) by the Distinguished Competition.
has not yet actually done work for DC, nor, if you'll notice
from the press release, does DC have anything set yet. But
with an artist of this stature, it's a sign that we're going
to have a flurry of exclusive contracts from both sides
-- it won't be anything ridiculous or apocalyptic unless
DC snags Bendis.
then be ready for that hellfire lapping at your feet.
artist Joshua Middleton, best known for his work on NYX
and Meridian, has signed a 2-year exclusive agreement with
the short time that I've gotten to know the folks at DC,
I have been nothing but pleased at the professionalism and
good sense they have demonstrated," says Middleton.
" Straightaway we were on the same page, and crafting
a long-term relationship was extremely easy due to my confidence
in DC's vision and their understanding of my work and goals
as an artist. It is genuinely inspiring to feel so embraced,
and I can hardly put into words how excited I am to put
pencil to paper in such a well-rounded and creatively rewarding
atmosphere. Without wasting a second, DC has managed to
put together a wonderful project that affords me the ability
to complete art of the utmost quality by playing to my strengths,
but at the same time will challenge me to new artistic heights.
It will be bigger, better, and more fantastic than anything
I've ever done, and I hope readers will be surprised and
excited by it. I certainly am!"
" We' re ecstatic to have Josh come on board with DC,"
says Dan DiDio, DC' s VP - Editorial. "And we are anxious
to see him apply his unique style and vision to our top
announce Middleton' s upcoming projects at a later date.
-- who should either Marvel or DC be trying to keep in their
stable? Talk about it in the