More proof, if proof were needed of how wonderful Eddie Campbell is. The weblog has become required reading day after day as Eddie shows us around his life. (Although in this case, I'd fallen behind on my blog reading today and I picked it up via Pete Ashton)
Currently he's putting up the Alan Moore scripts to From Hell that he received whilst illustrating it.
The current one just goes to to show us how, even if we kept going for centuries, none of us have the talent available in our bodies that means Alan Moore has the ability to describe the rain in some marvellous new way:
The rain continues to fall like Morse code for some huge, depressing Russian novel.
That's the one Eddie Campbell picks out, but it's worth reading the scripts for all the interesting asides, all the jokes, all the insights and then sit back and marvel at the detail involved.
Then wonder how the hell Eddie Campbell managed to wade through these huge scripts to actually produce a page of stunning art from them.
The answer to that one I believe, as far as I recall reading somewhere, is that Eddie's wife Annie used to pore over the scripts with a highlighter to pick out anything that actually described what was in the panel so Eddie just had to draw what he saw in fluorescent yellow.