Artist in Residence: Terry Blas

This week we're going to be introducing a new feature to the PvP site. It's something we've been talking about doing for months. The PvP artist in residence.

From time to time we'll be approaching our favorite artists, some who need no introduction, some who might, to bring their unique style and leave their indelible mark on the PvP characters.

And we couldn't be more excited about our first artist in residence: Terry Blas. Terry is a Portland based artist and the writer and illustrator of the webcomic Briar Hollow. He also brings me the most amazing fan art every time we're exhibiting at the same show together.

Terry is going to be jumping in feet first with Dylan and I as we experiment a bit with our writing format. One of the first tasks of the new PvP writer's room was to try to pull off an A/B storyline in the comic. We're going to be jumping from our A story where Cole and Max are facing Lucille and the Viper's nest into our B story where...well, obviously I don't want to spoil anything for you. But Dylan and I have been having a ball writing and made ourselves laugh quite a bit, so that's always a good sign.

I'll be handling art duties on our A story and Terry will be illustrating on our B story. It's something you see a lot in television writing but I don't know if I've ever seen it pulled off in a character driven gag strip. Maybe there a reason for that. We'll find out. Hopefully when we're done, our A and B stories will meet up and you'll like what you C.

I promise the jokes will be better than that.