"We've already got a one-shot, a novella and an anthology series in our library! Now, we're ONLY 8 pages away from finishing our first limited series, The Samaritan!! Long term fans of Vantage:Inhouse Productions know that we kicked everything off with The Samaritan in the spring of 2011, debuting Smith, the mysterious new tenant of a rundown apartment building in a rough part of town. In that first chapter, we intro'd the harsh realities of the neighborhood and its self-proclaimed savior, as he initiated the first strike in its restoration.
|Really, the caption says it best!|
So, while the art I'm posting is from The Samaritan #6, I've gotta admit, you'll have to wait to read it! The plan is to release 6 and 7 together -- it's a matter of storytelling, tempo and what not, so unfortunately, you're still a week or so off from getting either! But look at all the cool stuff!!!
|The cover image is a combo of panels from the book.|
That's been one of my FAVORITE processes
from this series.
Being so close to the end, is kinda bittersweet. I felt the same thing with the end of The Trouble w/Love (with Harold Edge/ Ryan Carter) -- the only thing I can possibly compare it to is sending your child, that you've nurtured and raised, out into the world to fend on their own. I know, I know -- that's a bit melodramatic, but STILL!!!
What I can say I'm most proud of is seeing my friend, series artist and co-creator, Ren McKinzie's growth on this one. I've known Ren for AGES (he's THAT old!) and he's really developed his voice as a storyteller, moving beyond just a dude that draws well. I have NO DOUBTS that you'll be seeing so much more of him as he continues mastering his craft even further!
The Samaritan #6
"Taking it to the Streets"