Where The Hell Am I

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Wed, December 28th, 2011 - Where the Hell Have I Been & Where the Hell Am I Going?
Jason Aaron writes his final installment of WHERE THE HELL AM I as he looks towards a year full of finales and new beginnings.

Wed, October 5th, 2011 - Heaven In Avilés
Jason Aaron knows exactly Where the Hell he is as the writer discusses his recent trip to Avilés to attend a one-of-a-kind comics festival, drink and eat with fans and chat with Alan Moore's wife, Melinda Gebbie.

Wed, August 24th, 2011 - Popping My Team-Book Cherry
Jason Aaron discusses the challenges he's facing writing "Wolverine and the X-Men," finding individual voices when writing a team book with 14 distinct characters.

Wed, August 10th, 2011 - What the Hell Does A Letterer Do?
Jason Aaron returns, this week bringing Jared Fletcher along with him to discover exactly what it is a letterer contributes to the making of your monthly comic books.

Wed, July 20th, 2011 - Confession of a Writer Not In San Diego
While Jason won't be in San Diego this week, he still has much love for Comic-Con and explains exactly why it's one of the few public events where he feels comfortable and at home.

Thu, July 14th, 2011 - Playing Games with Rick Remender
Jason interviews another subject in the form of "Uncanny X-Force" writer Rick Remender to grill him about writing for video games like "Bulletstorm" and how it informs his comics work.

Wed, July 6th, 2011 - Talking Shop with Cullen Bunn
Jason kicks things into interview mode this week as he has a conversation with "The Sixth Gun" creator Cullen Bunn about his recent transition into the world of full-time freelance comic book writing.

Wed, June 15th, 2011 - Wanna Hear A Secret...?
This week, Jason Aaron fills readers in on a secret that should be obvious to all aspiring comics creators, yet manages to slip by some of them nonetheless in their quest to become pros.

Wed, June 1st, 2011 - Know Where You're Going
This week's WHERE THE HELL AM I topic covers something particularly important for aspiring writers who want to tell long-form stories: Always know how your story ends before you begin to write it.

Wed, May 25th, 2011 - Writers Are Always Writing
This week, Jason Aaron gives a crash course in the wheres and whens a writer should practice their chosen profession. The short answer: write anywhere and everywhere, all the time.

Wed, May 11th, 2011 - Random Bits from the Mailbag
Jason Aaron returns with an all new installment of WHERE THE HELL AM I, answering reader questions and offering advice to aspiring comics writers and beard enthusiasts alike.

Wed, April 20th, 2011 - Write Like Your Parents are Dead
This week, Jason Aaron offers aspiring writers a simple piece of advice necessary for anyone who wishes to improve their scripting chops -- Write like your parents are dead.

Wed, April 13th, 2011 - Be From Somewhere
Jason Aaron returns with words of wisdom for writers young and old, advise that can be distilled into one simple statement: Don't be afraid to be from somewhere. Plus, a portrait of a (beardless) young writer!

Wed, March 23rd, 2011 - A Writer's Best Friend
Jason dives into the mailbag this week to answer a question regarding storytelling decisions and how a writer can best craft a tale to the strengths of the artist or artists thay're working with on the project.

Wed, March 9th, 2011 - Sometimes It Sucks
This week, Jason puts into words the difficulties that can pop up and derail a day's worth of writing, from distractions that knock you off course to not saving the perfect idea you have right before bed and more.

Wed, March 2nd, 2011
Jason Aaron shares a few words on the importance of location, location, location, explaining how becoming a part of your local comic book community can help aspiring and professional creators in their careers.

Wed, February 16th, 2011
This week, Jason looks at his comic book collection, decides that this is the best era for quality comics in the history of the medium, offers his favorite series being published today and asks for your picks.

Wed, February 9th, 2011
This week, Jason Aaron explains why he's perfectly happy to be writing "Wolverine" alongside "Scalped" and why he feels corporate vs. creator owned comics is the wrong battle to choose in today's comics industry.

Wed, January 26th, 2011
Jason Aaron is joined by some of his comic book friends to illustrate the importance of having your own work space when you live a freelancer's life, be it a room in your house, an office park rental or something else.

Wed, January 19th, 2011
Responding to a controversial quote from "Black Swan" director Darren Aronofsky, Jason provides some solid advice for screenwriters looking to bring their scripts to comics with a ten-point checklist of things to look out for.

Wed, January 12th, 2011
Jason tackles a less controversial topic this week, turning to the WHERE THE HELL AM I? mailbag to answer a reader question with tips on self-management for aspiring writers, especially those who are full-time parents.

Wed, January 5th, 2011
Jason Aaron rings in the new year with good wishes for friends and fans and a message for Alan Moore in response to the legendary writer's comments last year about the state of comics and talent level of modern creators.

Wed, December 15th, 2010
This week, Jason Aaron dips into the mailbag and answers the age old question: What the hell does a comic book editor do? The answer is, quite a lot, actually, from maintaining continuity to shaping stories and more.

Wed, December 8th, 2010
Jason looks at Marvel and DC's current pricing strategies and weighs the pros and cons of both approaches, explains the motivation behind the "Wolverine" back-up stories and the difficulty in writing a 20 page comic.

Wed, November 24th, 2010
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, Jason Aaron discusses one of the pitfalls of being a comic book professional - the danger of gaining weight - and enlists his fellow pros in his quest to stave off the pounds.

Wed, November 17th, 2010
This week, Jason Aaron discusses living in the world of being a freelance comic book creator, offers advice on how to navigate the business aspect of your career choice and offers a glimpse at his personal headquarters.

Wed, November 3rd, 2010
This week, Aaron interviews friend and fellow Kansas City comic book writer Dennis Hopeless, discussing the process of breaking into the comics industry, Hopeless' various projects currently in development and more.

Wed, October 27th, 2010 - The Art of Pitching Without Pitching
Jason Aaron gives aspiring comic writers tips on the art of the pitch with the help of some of the biggest editors in comics. Plus, his pitches for a "Joker's Asylum" one-shot and a Vertigo zombie series.

Wed, October 20th, 2010
Jason Aaron spoke with CBR TV about "Where the Hell Am I," his career in comics to date, developing "Ultimate Comics Captain America" with Ron Garney, his favorite artists to work with and much more!

Wed, October 13th, 2010
Jason Aaron took New York Comic Con by storm, meeting his "Scalped" co-creator R.M. Guera for the first time, signing for fans, doing interviews and making announcements and through it all, he kept a Con Journal.

Wed, October 6th, 2010
Jason Aaron returns this week with some pre-New York Comic Con advise for aspiring creators on how to find their dream editor and woo them with the goal of developing a long, loving creator/editor relationship.

Wed, September 22nd, 2010
This week, Jason Aaron gives aspiring writers some simple advice on how to break into comics, points readers in the direction of more industry tips and explains why his first pro work is also his most important.

Wed, September 15th, 2010
Jason Aaron takes CBR readers through a week in the life of a professional comic book writer: namely, himself, as he balances the challenges and rewards of working from home and with numerous creative partners.

Wed, September 8th, 2010
It's the debut of Jason Aaron's new CBR column, WHERE THE HELL AM I, and he takes the opportunity to give aspiring creators some advice with the harrowing tale of his journey to professional comic book writer.

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