Wow! Those are some interesting things that I hadn't heard before. Especially about Big John. I always loved his work on Conan, being a sword and sorcery fan myself. In a dream world, every artist/writer would work on their dream project. Unfortunately, a lot of them seem to be doing creator owned projects and they're not selling as well because they're SO MANY. Yes, I wish they could all succeed, but I think sometimes it's taking talent off bigger paying assignments. They could work on the creator owned stuff in their spare time and put them out as trades, I think they would come out even more successful then putting out monthly books that don't sell as well. But, that's just my opinion.