Doug: It's been a very long time since we took a day to converse on a given creator -- no story, no collaborators, no other nothings -- just one guy. Today the spotlight falls on Barry Smith, subsequently Barry Windsor-Smith. I'm hoping some of our British friends will offer their perspectives on the artist as well.
Doug: Smith began in our public eye as a Kirby-clone at Marvel Comics in the pages of the Uncanny X-Men. He later earned the pencilling chores alongside Roy Thomas's scripts in Marvel's licensing of the Conan the Barbarian franchise. Later yet, he had a short stint on Earth's Mightiest Heroes, the Avengers. Was Weapon X his best work for the House of Ideas?
Doug: More recently, Smith's work was seen in the 1990's at Malibu and Valiant, as well as at Image Comics. What's your opinion on this somewhat chameleonic (I made that word up) artist? When have you loved his work, and along the way what has he done that wasn't your cup of tea?