Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Death Sentence

I'll let the solicitation text speak for itself:

Written by Steve Gerber & Mary Skrenes
Art and cover by Brian Hurtt

It's 49 years later, but what has become of Ethan and his struggle to survive the prison life? His saga comes to a touching conclusion in this series finale.
On sale June 7 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o Final issue

Now, don't feel sorry for me. I've known about this for going on two months--I'm just glad I can speak openly about it. I'm currently working on this final issue and then I plan on moving on to complete my Oni Press project, The Damned. So it's all working out. I had a great time doing this series and as much as I would like to have seen it played out I'm also happy to be moving on. I'm looking forward to what the future has to offer.

I'm pretty happy with the above image--they let me do my own colors.


Michael Cho said...

Sorry to hear about the end of Hard Time... but that is one SWEET drawing! It's a great attitude in the figure and just awesome inks and colours. Very interesting composition too --nice how you kept it both quiet and loud.

Damn, if you keep posting stuff like this, I'm gonna have to comment on every single piece.

Seriously, this rocks.

Jamie S. Rich said...

Can't wait for The Damned, buddy!

Dominic Bugatto said...

Really liking the overall feel and tone of the piece.

Nice solid inking chops too.

Unknown said...

Just wanted to let you know that I started reading Hard Time because I'm a fan of Steve Gerber's writing, but it turned me into a fan of your art, which really set the mood for the series. Sorry to see Hard Time get the axe. I love the stuff you post on this blog, and I'm eagerly awaiting The Damned.

craig-d-taylor said...

I was sorry to see Hard Time cancelled. I was enjoying the story, and the book made me a fan of your art.

Good that it opened doors for you at DC. Noticed you're doing a cover (was it June issue of Birds of Prey? I forget, offhand).

So, now I'm looking fwd to the Damned!

Ryan Cody said...

this cover is fantastic, it should really stand out.

Jack Miller said...

Well, it's no fun losing work, for sure, but I'm glad to hear you've got a project lined up at Oni--not to mention, they seem to like you a lot, so I'm confident they could throw more work your way, if you need it ;)

I've been a fan since Q&C: MORNINGSTAR, Brian, and it's been a real kick to see you grow as an artist. I can't wait to see what you've got coming for us in the future--I'll definitely be checking it out.

Anonymous said...

Bring on The Damned!

Chris Wahl said...

That's one awesome piece of art.

Very powerful.

Matt Kindt said...

Nice favorite of the series -- if only because it will really stand out on the shelf against the other run-of-the-mill covers...and the final colors turned out great!

Julius Deane said...

Sorry to hear HT is going, but I'm looking forward to The Damned.

Thanks again for the Cindy sketch. It was great meeting you.

Though you might want to see this: