As another year passes us by, you may begin to wonder where it all went. There was probably a lot of TV watching, some time with friends, a little stealing of your neighbor's mail just because you were bored and if you were lucky, you may have even made out with somebody (and unlike the year before, you actually wanted to make out with this person). But what do you have to show for it all? Well if you're like us, then you also published a book called Truth Serum: The Lonely Parade, and you're terrified to let a year go by without whiling away countless hours on another project. That's why we're hard at work on our newest book – Your Only Enemy.
Taking a daring leap, Your Only Enemy is both stylistically and thematically different from our Truth Serum books. For instance, where Truth Serum had occasional references to sexual acts, Your Only Enemy has explicit depictions of such acts. Truth Serum was black and white, but Your Only Enemy will be full-color. Most importantly Truth Serum was nominated for two Eisner Awards, but Your Only Enemy is likely to be an esoteric venture, completely incapable of mass appeal! Here's a little of what you can expect.
Our tiny protagonist was conceived on a scrap piece of paper in a supermarket over three years ago, and this is the first finished illustration we did of him.
Seen in these more recent character studies, some details have changed (mainly his eyes look less "creepy" – as several people have described them). He also got a new pair of shoes.
This juxtaposition of penciled art (in the form of an embarrassingly grainy photo) versus the almost finished version shows a rare glimpse into the processes of artist Jon Adams. Be sure to print this out and frame it, just like we're claiming Stan Lee did.
Finally we offer this exciting and almost impossible to understand preview of the first four pages, in various states of incompletedness!