A week before Lovely Little Lollie's operation (due on June 21st), so work on John Dixon, Air Hawk and the Flying Doctor would, you would think, be slowing down....( thank god for my Gratitude Stone helping me out) Actually, work is still being done behind the scenes. Here are some other artists' roughs for propopsed future Volumes of the series. It should be an interesting exercise to check out how much the versions change from early roughs to final works....
This is a very early sketch from Michal Dutkiewicz for the Second Volume, arrived....just today!! The closeness Michal has to John Dixon's vision of his characters is absolutely remarkable. Michal has not been 100% well this year, so it has taken a lot of effort on his part to get well enough to even begin working on the Air Hawk project. His work is wonderfully detailed and I am looking forward to seeing how the finished artwork will look. Michal was able to spend some time finishing off the cover to Eddie Campbell's work for Volume One, mostly in the lettering. After many years with the same Air Hawk logo, original Letterer John Dixon (who else??!) gave approval for Michal to tweak the original design. I think it gives it a wonderful modern edge; but I welcome thoughts from everyone reading these web-pages....