Some people are so talented that you want to punch them in the face. That’s how I feel about Brett.
As a penciller my focus was never on the inking of the final pages. So, that meant I would add all kinds of unnecessary and gratuitous lines all over the place. It never occurred to me that sometimes less is more (This is of course when I was young and hadn’t perfected my craft. Now I’m perfect!).
But then you hand over your pages to an inker like Brett, and he strips away the chaff. He simplifies, refines, contrasts and just… makes… it… better.
The image below is one of his own pieces for Tick Tock Tom Issue 6 o’clock – The Swimsuit Issue.
Don’t you just want to punch him?