Thanks are due to friend of mine Rich James Johnson for the introduction. Ian is one of Rich's former students, and Rich mentioned him in relation to yet another story project I was chatting to him about (CIRCUS). I got to know Ian and his work a little better around that time and, when recently working on the HOAX Psychosis Blues script, thought of him again.
I'm delighted that Ian has agreed to come on board with HOAX. I find his work hugely exciting and quite mesmerising, and I feel he'll do the particular section of the graphic novel that I've earmarked for him a great deal of justice.
It's actually a very endearing section, and endearing may not be the first word that springs to mind when you view Ian's portfolio - but here again the match becomes something you feel intuitively, knowing that certain words can speak very deeply to certain people.