I do, yeah. Having deadlines is essential, and I generally don't mind them at all on single illustrations, but working on a whole comic (something I don't see myself doing again any time soon) it's very good to know that if we have to reschedule then it's not going to kill the project for the publisher and writer.
Yeah. That's smart, making a deadline, then changing it if necessary, but only if necessary. I'm amazed someone said that to you, haha. Most of the time they try to push you as though you were the best selling title on earth. "You can't get this done if five days!? Hurry, we're already waaaay behind! AAARRRRGGGG!! What are we going to do!?"
Great as always, man. I see some Jack Davis seeping into your shoes (in a manner of speaking!) and that right hand in the first panel. Overall though you somehow manage to look like the "greats" but also maintain a distinctive style of your own. I think you are technically one of the very best artists around; for my tastes anyway. I would definitely buy your book once it's out - and if it makes you feel any better, I've been working on a 24-page comic (the first of a trilogy) since 2008! It is almost done now, but still; kind of ridiculous.
Ever since I met Jack I see more and more of his amazing qualities also starting to come out in my work - whether that's actually happening more or I'm just noticing more, I don't know. I sure wish much more awesomeness that is Jack Davis had rubbed off though!
And as far as my comic, the real trouble is, when a guy takes THAT long to do a project, by the time it's nearly done, the first pages are starting to look crappy. I'm fighting the urge to go back and redo them because I know that way lies madness!