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Reading For Inspiration

Reading For Inspiration

[ 0 ] March 8, 2017

Most writers have books they’ve read that are inspiring, not simply in their general quality, but in specific ways for specific projects. One such book for me was John Brunner’s TRAVELER IN BLACK. It’s a collection of Brunner’s stories about an unnamed protagonist, a man “of many names, but a single nature,” who travels a […]

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A Conversation With Karen

A Conversation With Karen

[ 1 ] March 4, 2017

  I was privileged to have my good friend and long time colleague Karen Berger at the Columbia class I co-teach with Jeremy Dauber.  Happy to share with you a transcript of that conversation.   PL: Karen comes into the story (of comics) at the beginning of the 1980s at your age, basically, fresh out of college. […]

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The Joys of Mail

The Joys of Mail

[ 2 ] February 27, 2017

I always was fond of the mail. Goes back at least to when the subscription copies of ACTION COMICS would arrive (from the $1 sub I talked my mom into letting me order from ACTION #300 when my babysitter brought it for me). I gave up the subscriptions after my dog arrived in my life; […]

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May 13 – Manhattanville College

May 13 – Manhattanville College

[ 0 ] February 19, 2017

An all day program for people curious about the graphic novel writing process: a talk by Roz Chast, then workshops for interested writers, with adults working with me and young people working with Barbara Slate. All in charming Reid Castle on the Manhattanville College campus in Westchester. All are welcome, $75 fee includes the workshops […]

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DARK HORSE PRESENTS #31

DARK HORSE PRESENTS #31

[ 0 ] February 15, 2017

Brooklyn Blood: Chapter 14 With art by Tim Hamilton

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Random Causality?

Random Causality?

[ 4 ] February 12, 2017

I stumbled across a piece by Tom Brevoort about some of the first comics he read as a kid, in which Tom took joy at a JSA reprint in SUPER-TEAM FAMILY, and figured it might have appeared to plug the then-recent relaunch of ALL-STAR COMICS. Not illogical, but an example of a frequent type of […]

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DARK HORSE PRESENTS #30

DARK HORSE PRESENTS #30

[ 0 ] January 18, 2017

Brooklyn Blood: Chapter 13 With art by Tim Hamilton

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Ball boy on Murderers’ Row

Ball boy on Murderers’ Row

[ 1 ] January 17, 2017

Thinking about how I learned my trade, I realized that one of the ways I was incredibly lucky was the timing of the years of my apprenticeship at DC. The company was very small, and those of us just starting out got lots of opportunities to learn from an awesome group of talented people. Kind […]

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In-depth Interview with Newsarama

In-depth Interview with Newsarama

[ 0 ] January 17, 2017

Over the winter break, Newarama‘s Vaneta Rogers published a 4-part interview looking back over the early days of my career:   Part 1  From Fanzines To LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES & Beyond Part 2  Looking Back At LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES, DC Implosion, More Part 3  Deep Inside The Comics Business Of 1980s & 1990s Part 4  Milestones as DC COMICS’ President, […]

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DARK HORSE PRESENTS #29

DARK HORSE PRESENTS #29

[ 0 ] December 21, 2016

Brooklyn Blood: Chapter 12 With art by Tim Hamilton

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