Long loved cover artist for Bill Willingham’s Fables series, James Jean, has decided to end his run on the series.

“This is a difficult email for me to write. Don’t worry . . . as far as I know, I don’t have any tumors or crippling neuroses, and my taxes are in order. But I feel like I’m breaking up with the prom queen on prom night, after having dated through grades 6 – 12. Feeble analogies aside, it has been an amazing opportunity to work on Fables these past 7 years (8 this October). But I feel that it’s time to devote myself full-time to painting and personal work. Shelly and I talked yesterday, and my last cover will be 81, at the end of the story arc. It has been a true privilege to work on a team that has produced such great chemistry on paper, and to have been a part of such an important book that has entertained and drawn together so many people”

Jean says he will now move on to personal projects as his full-time job.  Even though his art was never on the interior of the series, those wonderful, wonderful covers caught my eye month after month, making it easy to separate Fables from the rest of the issues on the stands.

via James Jean

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  1. hermit
    August 28, 2008 at 2:12 pm — Reply

    that’s too bad, i really love what he did. i heard there’s a cover collection coming out soon, i can’t wait to buy it.

  2. Cory
    August 28, 2008 at 5:34 pm — Reply

    Look for a drop in number of issues sold

  3. Kirby
    August 28, 2008 at 5:56 pm — Reply

    This sucks, his art was fantastic. 1 thing though, he did the Frog Prince story line in 1,001 nights of snowfall.

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