WEHT Derek Kirk Kim, anyway? He was hailed far and wide as a comics genius back in 2004 for his wonderful collection SAME DIFFERENCE AND OTHER STORIES, and scored a rare triple, winning the Eisner, Harvey and Ignatz awards for best newcomer. Since then he’s dabbled with a few webcomics, and announced an upcoming book for First Second, HEALING HANDS, and is rumored to have written a graphic novel for a new line yet to be announced at DC.
Now at his website, he’s tersely announced that he’s given up on HEALING HANDS.
After much debate and creative wrestling, I’ve decided to give up on “Healing Hands”. It just isn’t working for me. It’s shit. And I don’t want to be knee-deep in shit later. Neither do you, believe me.
which is as alarming as heck. You can see some of the HEALING HANDS material here.
On a small bright note, Kim also posted a panel from his contrbution to the FABLES graphic novel. Which only prompts us to say WE NEED MORE DEREK KIRK KIM!