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Farewell by MahmudAsrar

Dear friends,

As apparent from my absence in the last few issues of Supergirl I am no longer the series artist on the book. I will no longer be drawing the book and #20 was my final issue. I will however remain the cover artist on the book for just a few more issues.

What kept me from drawing the book initially was some health issues after which I had to rest for a bit. In the meantime I was offered some other projects which I took into consideration. Offers that ultimately had me make some important decisions. Unfortunately one of these decisions was to resign from art duties on Supergirl. Believe me, It was not an easy decision but one I had to make for the sake of several things in my career and life.

Over the past couple of years I've had an amazing time defining Supergirl for the New 52 with my collaborators in DC Entertainment. It was an honour to be a part of this bold new direction for DC. I was probably among the lucky few who had a wonderful team of collaborators throughout the whole thing, some of whom I've come to call good friends. My creative partners Mike Johnson, Michael Green, Michael Alan Nelson, Dave McCaig, Rob Leigh and some awesome others - My editors Wil Moss, Matt Idelson, Eddie Berganza and Rickey Purdin - The whole crew at DC Entertainment who've made everything work smoothly and was helpful throughout. I thank each and everyone sincerely.

Last but certainly not least, I'd like to thank you all so much for sharing your appreciation towards my art on this book. Can't tell you how much it means when I hear somebody say they've been buying the book just because I was drawing it. You guys are awesome.

This was definitely one of the highlights of my career and I'll look back fondly.

Now other things await me. Exciting new things that you'll find out about soon enough. See you in the funny books. Here's a sneak peek on what's next:

 Indestructible Hulk Annual Cover by MahmudAsrar

The above image is a piece I did for a friend and thought it was appropriate for this topic.

  • Mood: Happy Tears
  • Listening to: Queens Of The Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork
  • Reading: Scripts as usual
  • Playing: Bioshock Infinite
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AtoMixB Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
Thanks for your work. I like your style alot. Supergirl had one of the best drawings in new 52. I said had because your replacement done poor job with her. Could you please come back? Or at the very least hit the guy with some heavy book and tell him to atleast try to copy you? Please...
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MahmudAsrar Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Professional Artist
Thank you. I'm sure the guys following me on the book will do a great job.
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AtoMixB Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
Nooo ! Why did you leave us? I am so disappointed with new art style. The guy doesn't know how to draw her. He has done good job with CyborgS but he screwed up Supergirl so much! Can you hit him in the head so that he would atleast try and copy you? Please....
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MahmudAsrar Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Professional Artist
I had to move on.

Don't have a say in the creative direction of the book. I'm sure it will be in good hands though.
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creativeamp68 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I picked up Supergirl primarily for the artwork. Your illustrations are unique, dynamic, and inspiring. I am sorely going to miss your stamp on this series. 
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MahmudAsrar Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Professional Artist
Thank you.
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PixelK1tty Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ahh, I will miss you drawing Supergirl for sure!  Good luck in your next adventure!
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MahmudAsrar Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Professional Artist
Thanks a lot!
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kazmosis Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Considering you were the reason I read Supergirl, very sad to see you go. Looking forward to what you are gonna do next because i know its going to be great
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artistjerrybennett Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
Congratulations on an amazing run and the opportunity to be a a part of history.
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nightwing112 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
You will be missed on this book! But I do appreciate what you have given us. I look forward to your future projects. Thank you again!
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jmqrz Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good luck with your new endeavors, loved your work on this book.
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fcoesquivel Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
I must say Supergirl has never been my favorite character (just the lady with the double W on her chest :D ) but your artwork was the main reason I got hooked at the book, too sad to know about your departure. So let's the blue outfit down and get the green one!
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Kraschman1111 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
AAAAAAAARRRRRRRGGGGGGGHHHHHHHH! Such terrible news...

But on the other hand, it will likely help you keep from getting stale. Kara's loss is someone else's gain.

You still rock!
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calkundera Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
best of luck, you and Yildiray are the best!
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DarylT Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Best of luck
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eldesertor Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
I think Supergirl won't be the same without your art. You have achieved a great balance between the teen-girl and the super-girl.
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madedd Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
So sad! In my opinion you were the key of the success for the new Supergirl series. 
I hope you'll have good project for you and for us! Believe me when I said i'll go buy your next project.
Good point, in France, we are on the story arc H'el on earth and I really enjoy it!
Good luck for the future!
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JosephDiF Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I hope you get better soon and that your next project is just as fun.
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AlcalaArt Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Student Filmographer
Such a loss.I look forward to what you do next.
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Mattmadeacomic Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
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Atlas0 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Well there goes my reason to read past #20. Seriously man you raised the bar and set the standard for DC's New Supergirl. Thanks for all the great work :)
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CaptainGenius Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
That's too bad, I really liked your run on this book.
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de-SANTO Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh no... :iconcomebackplz:
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TAG-Ink Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
Book won't be the same without you- Sadly it loses it appeal to me without your art but I'll be sure to follow your future projects 
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VictorGlover Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
You were the only reason I was checking out Supergirl. Not sad to see you go but eager to see your next project. Keep up the awesome work, sir.
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aidenke Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
It was a blast seeing you on the book, you will be missed, and here's looking forward to everything you have in store up next! :)
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WaterWizz Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Student General Artist
Aw whaaaat. I'm going to miss you a lot on Supergirl, your run was just epic. However, if these changes in your life felt like something you just had to do, then good decision. Good luck on your future projects!
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BIGMercenary Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
I'm gonna miss your art, though I still haven't picked up issue 7 yet. The ones I do have are among my favorites simply because of the art. But, do what you have to do man.
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Kikakusha Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
Does this mean you will no longer be working for DC Comics? Will you consider working for them in the near future in some other project? 
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jbrenthill Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks for the info! I really was buying the book for your art! I'm sad, but I know you'll continue to do great work elsewhere!
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gekonum Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
no worries mate!
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CJ-Williams Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I was absolutely into that book because of you, and will be into your next project as well.... which looks like some big guns caring some big guns? I cannot wait for this!!!
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JorgeSantiagoJr Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I'm going to miss your art on that book. I was learning a lot through your amazing artwork. I look forward to the next title that you work on!
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Dreamerwstcoast Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013   Traditional Artist
supergirl will not be the same, because of your contributions to the character.
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squishtastic Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Student General Artist
I first saw your art because of Supergirl and now am a huge fan of all of your work. You've done an amazing job, so it's sad to see you go, but whatever you do next will be just as awesome! Best of luck!
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mrfuzzynutz Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you made Supergirl a must read my friend
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NKOSI-Publishing Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Professional Artist
CONGRATS!
Your success will continue no matter what project you choose next!
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joshhood Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I buy Supergirl just because you draw it. 
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adultbraces Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Congrats and thank you for all of the great work!!!
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Frobman Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013   Filmographer
You'll be missed on the book. Best of luck in your future endeavours!
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Freeezz Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
I said it on FB and I'll say it here. You have made your mark and helped define Supergirl but your health is more important. Get better and continue to kick ass and define other characters. Be well.
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phildunne Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Mahmud, as I probably said before you really defined Supergirl for a whole new generation through your amazing art, and for me personally, produced a Supergirl comic I was waiting to read and see drawn for years.
Hope your health problems weren't too serious, I've been dealing with health issues has made me step back from doing new stuff and it's very hard to take time out when you are a creative person.
Wish you all the best for the future, you were a credit to DC Comics and the Superman family history!
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nailsin Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sorry to hear this as it was you're art that drew me in on Supergirl.
Good luck with you future endeavors.
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wastedfrank Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:(  Just ruined my day.  Sniff,  Ill follow your next project definitely. 
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Bored-Wizard Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
Good luck on your future projects
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ComicFiction Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Definitely SuperGirl's loss.  I applaud your awesome work on the series and look forward to what you're doing next.
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mhunt Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
I knew it..  the book will miss you..
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mistermoster Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Man, you willbe sorely missed on Supergirl. I'll make sure to follow your next project. The best of luck!
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iinT3nT21 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Student Artist
We'll miss your work on Supergirl!!
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