Thanks to DC Comics/Vertigo for their kind permission to preview this page of original art from the upcoming Gone to Amerikay graphic novel.

Written by Eisner nominated author Derek McCulloch, and drawn by Herself, this 140 page original graphic novel will premiere in 2012. Our colorist will be Jose Villarubia.

For those who always ask, no, you are not looking at pencil art here. These are my final inks, and all art is drawn by hand.

This story, a multi-generational tale of Irish immigration, will have taken two years to complete. I have two months of work left. There have been some terrible shake-ups at Vertigo, but thanks to all for standing by us and helping us to bring this book home.

With two months to go, I shouldn’t be thinking I’m in home port, really.

And our soundtrack today is courtesy The Clancy Brothers, recorded at an event for President John F. Kennedy, 1963: “Johnny, I Hardly Knew Ye”. The emcee is Robert Preston of “The Music Man”.

This appears to be public domain. I could be wrong.