Lee was the artist selected to bring to life Stephen King's Dark Tower characters for the presentation to persuade King to create a new Dark Tower story for Marvel.
If King liked the art and agreed to write the story, Lee would be the artist for the series. If King didn't like the art, Lee would be out of a job and Marvel might lose the story.
To make matters more intense, Lee was a huge Stephen King fan!
So there was the pressure of not only wanting to get the job, but also the added pressure of wanting to please someone whose work Lee had admired for years.
Add in to that mix the hundreds of thousands of fans around the world who would also weigh in on Lee's interpretation and you've got a pretty intense situation.
So Jae Lee did what many artists would do in this situation... he froze....
Of course that's not how the story ends... click HERE to read Newsarama's interview with Jae Lee and you'll know the rest of the story!