"In lots of ways I'm thinking of this as a completely different project to my previous work on ANIMAL MAN. A book takes on the personality of its author and that partnership colours your approach to the art. Jeff's wild creatures and dark fantasy, coupled with the move to the DC Universe have made this ANIMAL MAN a faster, pacier book, but still with the family at the heart of it-which is great.

I can't lie to you, the first time I drew the swamp thing's face I had a grin from ear to ear on me. Probably the only bad thing about this job is I can't jump on Facebook and scream 'Guess what I just drew!' because I'll spoil all the big surprises Jeff's got coming up.”
-Steve Pugh