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The lone ranger’s matthews cassada
By The Editor
June 27, 2006 - 14:38

Dynamite Entertainment announced today that a full  art team – artist and colorist -- have joined the previously announced creative  team of writer Brett Matthews and cover artist (designer and series consultant  and all around nice guy) John
Cassaday for Dynamite’s launch of the Lone Ranger  comic book series.
After an exhaustive search, artist Sergio Cariello  with colorist Dean White have signed on to illustrate Matthews powerful script  and the writer couldn’t be happier with the choices: “John and I looked at a lot  of artists for this project. When we saw Sergio, and then Dean - we knew the  search was over. Sergio’s work is distinct and has a point of view that lines up  with where we're taking The Lone Ranger, a character we all love and have a  great deal of respect for. Working with Sergio has been a pleasure. He's a real  pro."
John Cassaday added: "Sergio has a healthy blend of  the modern American comic influences mixed with a confident European brush  stroke. We felt it was important to find an artist who inked himself as well as  an artist who understood we wanted to see true West, not Hollywood West. He's  working hard as hell on this book and it shows. Prepare to be  impressed."
Cassaday also had nothing but praise for his creative  partner, writer Brett Matthews: “Brett is a perfect choice on this book. He
understands what a Western needs in terms of the traditional as well as in terms  of the reality that the sophisticated audience of today calls for. These are  going to be real characters, not grainy cliches on TV.”
The opportunity to work on the Lone Ranger, in a  “year one/origin” opening arc has proven to be just what Cariello has been looking for: “I love westerns: the guns, the cowboy gear, the horses, the  landscape and the Indians. The Lone Ranger is an iconic hero of the Western  World.”
As far as working from Matthews script, again, the  artist has found a perfect collaboration: “I already could envision how I'd tell  the
story, graphically, after reading Brett's script: So fitting to the western  I know. The pacing, the straight forward storytelling, non-
dialog heavy and  just the right amount of panels. “
“As for John Cassaday as cover artist: How can you go  wrong with a guys who's been nominated -- and won -- best artist in the comic  book community twice? His work is powerful. His initial sketch of the Lone Ranger was really appealing to me. John has a good sense of spotting
blacks,  texture and attention to details necessary to make an image stand out.”
“Sergio and Dean were the final pieces and we now  have our fully-formed world,” commented Dynamite Spokesperson J. Allen.
“Brett  has written incredible scripts, Sergio’s turning in incredible pages, Dean’s  coloring them and doing a fantastic job as
he’s done in such Marvel titles as  Black Panther and Cassaday has wrapped it up all nice and neat with a series of  incredible covers. This will be THE most talked about comic of 2006, believe  it.”

The series is planned to launch in September and  follow monthly thereafter. Look for more art and information on the Lone Ranger  in the weeks to come.
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