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Treat of the day

Comics, as I tell everybody who'll listen, are possibly the most enjoyable things a writer can do. Not only is the writing bit a blast; you also get regular thrills when the various stages of the art land in your inbox. Today I have more great pencils from Steve Kurth. All this is repeated when I get the inks, and then again when I see what the colourist (hi Jeff!) and the lettering guy have done. Just opening the file feels like Christmas. However well you know the art team, and however detailed your script may be, you never know quite how it's going to look until you open it, and therein lies the thrill. It's magical. It's a glimpse into how someone else sees the world, and that's priceless.