This is a page from the one issue of Battle Chasers I did with Joe. When Joe decided to leave the X-Men to pursue his dream, I had the opportunity to go with him. It was, quite literally, one of the hardest decisions Ive ever had to make. I know, in the long run, it was the right thing for both of us but it was hard as hell nonetheless. Not being able to participate in Battle Chasers, to be a part of the best work of Joe's career up to that point, was pure torture. When Joe asked me to ink this issue, I was more than willing to put the X-Men on hold for a month to at least be a small part of what Joe had going on. Im very greatful for it. I still miss working with Joe but look forward to the possibilities of the random collaboration here and there. Viva la Joe!