Ahoy! This has been a very long time coming.
Hey, wow, it's time for an update, right? Overdue, even. As my own comics projects are clicking along, I've had some opportunities for awesome interviews at Comic Book Resources:
Three interviews about recent developments in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 9," the comic book continuation of the show. (There was also a Season 8, if you missed it. Big changes for Buff, read the comics before you read my interviews.
Douglas Rushkoff is brilliant. Here's us talking about the big ideas behind his new comic.
Gene Yang is a fantastic, award-winning cartoonist. He's been tapped to continue "Avatar" in comics.
"Transformers" was my first comic, and I still remember where I was when I read the final issue. So this was cool.
Garfield goes from comic strips to comic books!
As does Popeye!
BUT WAIT! THERE'S MORE!
Here's a brief profile of me in the Michigan Record, a the faculty/staff publication of the University of Michigan:
My Q&A with Dr. Ole R. Holsti on his new book, for the University of Michigan Press blog: Q&A with Ole R. Holsti, author of American Public Opinion on the Iraq War
It's an interesting book, and an engaging discussion.
So, the big dance is now behind us, all of my articles have been turned in and nearly all of them have posted at CBR. Many of them, though, were done live, which can be tricky but does have the benefit of being entirely finished within the space of an hour. Good times! Personal highlights of the show including interviewing Torchwood actors John Barrowman and Eve Myles, seeing Cowboys & Aliens director Jon Favreau DJ, and of course staying up til obscene hours with some amazing friends and colleagues. Here are a few things I worked on:
Thought I'd catch up by linking a few recent highlights from CBR. I especially enjoyed speaking with Tony Lee about the Doctor's adventures in football, and of course Jim Woodring is always amazing. Lee Scores in "Doctor Who"
Another UMP blog entry: Stephen T. Ziliak Discusses ‘Cult of Statistical Significance’ on BBC Radio 4
It's an interesting interview, and I'd actually like to listen to this particular radio show a bit more.
Recently began a new position as a marketing manager with University of Michigan Press, where one of my many responsibilities is to write short blog entries about our authors' accomplishments. Here's my first: ‘The Americanist’ Author Daniel Aaron Awarded National Humanities Medal
Of course, I'm also still writing very regularly for CBR, where I have a new profile. Spent last weekend at the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2), a new-ish convention, where I got to see a number of friends and industry colleagues, and meet a few for the first time. Some fun recent articles:
Among my recent articles for CBR was press call on G.I. Joe comics—specifically, relating to the death of a very famous character. If you've ever paid any attention to G.I. Joe, ever, you've heard of him. Some other fun stuff in the works, too, including a look at the impending return of "Dark Horse Presents." G.I. Joe Enters the "Cobra Civil War"
My series of year-end interviews with Mike Mignola is now in progress at Comic Book Resources. First three are below: HELL(BOY) ON EARTH: Hellboy in 2010
I also spoke with Mark Waid a couple times:
And a cool "Process of the Artist" interview with Patric Reynolds, which I understand will soon be reprinted in an issue of the "Let Me In" series:
I recently had a chance to travel to Austin, TX, to play video games all day. Sometimes I love my job. Sony Online Entertainment paid airfare, hotel, and meals for me and some other members of the press to check out their studios and get an early look at "DC Universe Online." Here are some articles that came out of that. Studio Visit
Then, I did karaoke. "White Wedding," "Anarchy in the UK," and Ke$ha's "TiK ToK," which you can imagine was amazing.
The new Chicago comic convention, C2E2, was last weekend, I got some fun stories and panel coverage out of that. Also got to meet up with some good people I only see a couple times a year. Notable con stories and previous interviews include: Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson on "Beasts of Burden/Hellboy"
Last few weeks have been mad, and as such I've not had time to update this page. But, here's a batch of fun stories about comics:
Some recent interviews of note at Comic Book Resources: Sam Kieth (creator of The Maxx) discusses My Inner Bimbo.
These are not only recent favorites, but some of my favorites to date. Sam Kieth is a madman.
Slightly disappointed my question about Sag Harbor's D&D designation was cut from the published interview. For the record, Whitehead's answer was "Lawful Good."
Review of Cardboard Univerese in PW. Apple-F (Cntrl-F for PCs) to find it in the midst of the scroll. Cardboard Universe by Christopher Miller
As you'll see, this was a fun book, though a bit difficult to read straight through.
Here is a PDF of my exploration of Grant Morrison's The Invisibles, as published in the International Journal of Comic Art. I presented a shorter version of this paper at an academic conference in Dundee, Scotland. Language and Fiction in the Creation of Reality