Hey there, Mr. Sable. So I picked up Graveyard of Empires this past Friday at the NYCC. It was a very fun read. I loved the artwork a lot. I believe that the guy who sold it to me might have been Paul Azaceta. My only regret is that I didn't take the time to speak to him. This book has influenced me greatly. I'm a student at the Joe Kubert School in NJ as well as aspiring comic book artist. Well, just wanted to say to keep up the great work! Oh, my name's Cassy Dale, by the way.
Hey there Cassy! Thanks so much for the kind words about GRAVEYARD OF EMPIRES. I’m not sure there’s a greater compliment than to hear our work is an inspiration to someone.
If the guy that sold you the book at NYCC was tall it was probably Paul. He is hard to miss. He’s got a tumblr as well at paulazaceta.tumblr.com and a blog at lazypalooza.blogspot.com.
Good luck at the Kubert School…a lot of great artists came out of there, and you seem to be off to a great start - really dug the Humvee you drew.
“Walt somehow captures this guy and shackles him in a basement. Walt then sets up a shotgun across the basement pointed at this kingpin with a trip wire. Ultimately, Walt wants this guy to kill himself. Then Walt starts “lopping off bits of this guy” very precisely, starting with the toes and working his way up, “cauterizing with a blow torch.”
Walter works very systematically, returning each day at the same time to torture the bad guy. The guy is such a badass that he won’t trip the wire, and the torture continues for weeks. Walter Jr. was going to stumble upon this place and discover this “poor guy.” Junior was going to try to help him, lean in and give him some water. Somehow, the kingpin realizes this is Walter’s son, and only then does he pull the trip wire to kill both Junior and himself.
Gilligan pitched this idea in person to AMC and Sony executives. He admits that everybody in the room sized him up with a look that said: “You are seriously f*cked up.”—
I have been looking for the 'Decoy GN' ever since I saw it in Previews. I can't find a copy of it anywhere. Do you know where I can find a copy? Thanks in advance.
The most likely reason you’re having a hard time finding DECOY, my sci-spy graphic novel with Andy MacDonald, is that it was renamed DUPLICATE for legal reasons just prior to publication. You can find it on Amazon or on Comixology. I’m pretty sure it sold out, so copies are scarce but you should still be able to get it. It’s a book I’m incredibly proud of, mostly due to Andy MacDonald’s astounding art. If and when you’re able to track down a copy, I’d love to know what you think. - Mark