I had the honor of meeting David Petersen, the creator of MOUSE GUARD, at the Wizard World Philly Con. Anyone who has read MOUSE GUARD knows that David is an extremely talented guy, but he also happens to be super nice. He was constantly busy talking with fans and other creators and did quite a few commissions while he was there. I consider myself very lucky to have gotten a sketch by him. Originally I was thinking I'd have him do a teamshot for me, but after chatting with him for a while and thinking about his work. I asked him to just draw Templar and Firebomb in their final costume looks. I think it fit with his MOUSE GUARD series about mice knights. What I didn't expect was the detail David put into this sketch. It's really incredible and SENTINELS fans might also notice that David used the CYPRUS vessel as a background to the sketch. How cool is that?
With MICE TEMPLAR and MOUSE GUARD both focusing on rodents, you'd also think that there might be some kind of feud between the creative teams. That's definitely not the case. Both are big fans of the other and so I am. I plan to try to do a review of both books soon. For anyone who hasn't checked them out, you're really missing some great work!
See more of David's work and learn more about MOUSE GUARD at http://www.mouseguard.net/ .