"Whenever I get a new title the very first thing I do is contact the artist. I like to figure out what the artist hates, likes, loves, what they thought about when they drew the issue, what movies or photos they were looking at, etc. I take all this on board and grab whatever resources I can from their ideas. After that, I read the script and check for any color notes from the writer. I pay attention to the setting and tone of a book and hope that the color work is expressive of that."