The pencil and inked version of this file has been virtually sitting on my hard drive for nearly five years now (a staggering amount of time for a single comic book page, really) - I remember being in Youngstown and sending an e-mail to Todd Nauck about something that transformed into this finished piece of artwork. Earlier today, I got an e-mail from super colorist Karin Rindevall with this attached.
At the time, I think I was trying to jump start an Andromeda Jones series and this seemed like a good way to drum up interest. I'm sure it would have been if I had a better overall plan for AJ and the rest of her crew - as it is, though, I'm happy to revisit the characters and the premise every now and then. Perhaps I should just treat it like an overt science fiction property and not worry about some of the backstory and details as much as I sometimes do.
The original black and white file was lettered by Adnan Virk, who is quite possibly the best letterer I have even a passing personal relationship with. Adnan is a writer by trade and only lettered as a convenience (which I can relate to), and I don't think he goes that route any more, so I have a decision to make when it comes to that. I'll probably give it a try myself and see how I do.
In any case, it's great to see this piece of artwork as it brings back memories of what seems like forever ago. Todd did a great job with this, of course, and Karin really brought the rest of it to life with her colors. Will this see print? I can't see how it couldn't eventually, and a story that's one page in length shouldn't be too much of a hassle. I'll just have to see where it'll work best.