R. Kikuo (Key-Coo-Oh) Johnson is an amazingly talented comic book artist. while killing time in a bookstore, i discovered the first of ~what is sure to be~ his many masterpieces. i read Night Fisher in one sitting. i spent the rest of the night wondering what the hell i was doing with my life. have you ever felt that inspired? i bought my copy a few days later and still pick it up whenever i need a kick in the pants. not only are the drawings lovely, the moments on which he focuses and the way in which he does it are a joy.

to temper my jealousy, i had to write him. i was relieved that he was modest and personable and even willing to have his portrait drawn.

© 2006 rama hughes