the metabarons storyline has been going on for decades with great art and story. And i kept thinking that they did a good job of passing it on to travis since his renderings are always pretty awesome.
but now i read this interview:
Okay, it seems the cat is finally out of the bag and I can talk about this. I started working on this book over 6 years ago, the original idea was for me to do the pages in pen and ink and have them colored. I got it in my head that although I wasn't a painter and hadn't ever painted a comic, I would paint this one. Big mistake, a distaster. It took forever to get a page finished, I was redoing pages, changing the paints, a nightmare, by the time I'd left Paris and moved back to the USA I only had a dozen pages to show for nearly 2 years work. Since coming back, the pages haven't really come any faster, and after all this time, I've only produced 30 pages of Dreamshifters. It wasn't a case of screwing the pooch or anything like that, I've always worked hard, I just had a laborious process and a dismal understanding of how to really paint. I haven't had any new script for a year or so and I figured something like this was happening but I found out like you did, someone mentioned the article to me and I asked my editors about it. I can't blame them, if the book ends up being around 48-52 pages, then at the pace I was going, they'd be waiting another 4 years for this to be finished. If anything they should be applauded for being as patient as they were, especially Jodo, a wonderful, generous man who only wants to see his book finished and deserves more than I've been able to give him. I've wanted to talk about all this for a long time but wasn't able to. I may stil do more pages and the cover, but other than that I'm not sure. Now you know everything I know.:)
he's still one of the top artist IMO out there.