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Thu, April 3rd, 2014 - Writing Under the Influence
This week, Ron draws inspiration from an interview with "Community" creator Dan Harmon, and catalogs his own creative influences.

Fri, March 14th, 2014 - Learning a New Format, One Half Page at a Time
Fresh off an acclaimed "Adventures of Superman" arc, Ron Marz explores the nuances of writing for the digital-first format versus print comics.

Thu, February 13th, 2014 - Different Artists, Same Page, Different Results
Ron's offer for artists to draw a page of his creator-owned series "Shinku" resulted in an avalanche of submissions, and a wealth of interpretations. See them all!

Thu, January 30th, 2014 - Artistic Questions and Answers with Laura Braga
Ron talks to Laura Braga, his artistic collaborator on "Witchblade," about her career, breaking into the U.S. market and being a woman in a traditionally male field.

Thu, January 23rd, 2014 - Paging All Artists
Artists are not interchangeable pieces in the creative process, and Ron Marz offers up one of his script pages and invites any and all artists to submit their version of it.

Thu, January 16th, 2014 - Taking Storytelling Directions From the Boss
With this week's release of a new Bruce Springsteen album, Ron Marz explores his discovery of Springsteen's work, and the influence of the Boss on his own writing.

Thu, January 2nd, 2014 - Like Someone Drifting Away on a Black Sea
This week, in a very personal column, Ron Marz reflects on the recent death of his mother, who had suffered from Alzheimer's for the last decade.

Thu, December 5th, 2013 - Just My Imagination, Running Away With Me
Ron talks to an art collector who is on a quest to collect all the original pages from a "Green Lantern Annual" that Ron wrote. What's so special about it?

Thu, November 14th, 2013 - Something Burroughs, Something New
This week, Ron Marz announces two new projects that hold special meaning for him, Sunday strip-style adaptations of works by Tarzan creator Edgar Rice Burroughs.

Thu, October 31st, 2013 - Playing the Boycott Card?
With the "Ender's Game" movie in theaters tomorrow, Ron Marz says he's avoiding the film because of author Orson Scott Card's history of homophobia.

Thu, October 24th, 2013 - Diary of a Convention Visit
Ron shares his con diary from Cleveland Comic Con in a bonus column featuring a visit to the Superman house and time with Green Lantern collaborator Darryl Banks.

Thu, October 17th, 2013 - SWAPping Comics for Video Games
Ron Marz talks about spending some time away from comics, writing for Activision's "Skylanders: SWAP Force" video game and putting words in Patrick Warburton's mouth.

Thu, October 3rd, 2013 - Finding the Balance in Writing and in Life
This week, Ron Marz juggles answers to the question of how to properly maintain balance between your writing life and the rest of your life. Do you have what it takes?

Thu, September 19th, 2013 - The Kindness of Strangers
Fresh from the Baltimore Comic Con, and gearing up for three more convention appearances in the next month, Ron recounts some of the gifts he's received from generous fans.

Thu, September 5th, 2013 - A Few Thoughts About Ideas
This week, Ron Marz has some thoughts about ideas, including one particular idea that waited almost 20 years between origination and actual publication and the twists and turns in between.

Fri, August 23rd, 2013 - Off Model, On Our Own at CrossGen
This week Ron Marz talks about the unique creative freedoms of working for Crossgen, who did not have editors, and the "off-model" issues that resulted in some of his favorite comics.

Thu, August 8th, 2013 - Revealing the Secret Handshake Comics
This week Ron Marz breaks down an even dozen of his "secret handshake" comic books, single issues beloved by creators but that might not be as well known by readers at large.

Thu, July 11th, 2013 - My Unconventional Convention Story
With Comic-Con International: San Diego fast approaching, Ron Marz recounts one of the more... bizarre experiences he's ever had a convention featuring an unexpected dinner guest.

Thu, June 27th, 2013 - "Will You Read My Script?"
Aspiring writers often ask their favorite creators to read their scripts, and in his latest column Ron Marz examines the familiar question and provides an alternative avenue for feedback.

Thu, June 13th, 2013 - Super Anxious for "Man of Steel"
Just prior to seeing "Man of Steel" on the big screen, Ron talks about his near limitless affection for Superman as a character, including the thrill he felt writing several of his adventures.

Thu, May 30th, 2013 - Surfing a Wave of Triumph and Anguish
Looking back at the earliest days of his career, Ron revisits his time on "Silver Surfer" and laments the troubled history of "Dangerous Artifacts," a little-seen Surfer project with Claudio Castellini.

Thu, May 2nd, 2013 - A Day in the Writing Life
What's a typical day like for a working comic book writer? Ron Marz walks us through last Wednesday, when he was finishing a script, putting an FCBD issue to bed, prepping for C2E2 and more.

Thu, April 18th, 2013 - The Sublime Satisfaction of DIY
This week Ron Marz looks at the pleasures of DIY comic books and the sense of satisfaction that it engenders, specifically focusing on his early days and his new comic "The Protectors."

Thu, April 4th, 2013 - How Do You Know When It's Time to Go?
In light of recent creator departures from high-profile books, Ron examines the reasons why creators end their runs prematurely using his own work on "Thor" and "Superboy" as examples.

Thu, March 21st, 2013 - Suffering Through Stage Fright with "Doctor Strangefate"
This week Ron Marz looks back at the Marvel-DC mash-up, Amalgam Comics, and how his work on "Doctor Strangefate" with Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez and Kevin Nowlan gave him a case of stage fright.

Thu, March 7th, 2013 - Family Affair: Of Comics and Comrades
Recently returned from conventions in London and Seattle, Ron Marz discusses the upside of leaving family behind to travel to conventions so that you can catch up with and extend your convention family.

Thu, February 7th, 2013 - To Binge, or Not to Binge, That is the Question
With the entire first season of "House of Cards" available to stream on Netflix and the first "Ravine" graphic novel on sale now, Ron examines the increasing trend toward "binge" consuming.

Thu, January 24th, 2013 - License to Thrive
This week Ron Marz examines the stigma often associated with licensed comic book titles compared to company-owned books and the perils of dealing with licensors unfamiliar with the medium.

Thu, January 10th, 2013 - Writing Right... and Righting Writing Wrongs
To kick off 2013, Ron Marz breaks down his process for plotting a story including handy rules that make for better collaborations with artists and better reading comics in the end.

Thu, December 13th, 2012 - Welcome to My Fantasy
This week Ron talks about seeing "The Fellowship of the Ring" for the first time, his introduction to Tolkien and "The Hobbit," and his new fantasy series with Stjepan Sejic, "Ravine."

Thu, November 29th, 2012 - More Memories of Crossgen
Ron returns with more memories from his time at the ill-fated CrossGen Comics including the origins of titles, the mysterious office ghost and a prank played on artist Claudio Castellini.

Fri, November 23rd, 2012 - Giving Thanks for a CrossGen Thanksgiving
Ron takes advantage of the holiday season to look back on Thanksgivings spent with CrossGen Comics, leading him to recall other stories of the defunt company including a prank he played on then-rookie Steve McNiven.

Thu, November 8th, 2012 - The Sweet Art of Short Stories
Ron Marz loves writing short stories, and he outlines the reasons he relishes the challenges they present, as well as showcasing exclusive art from several of his recent shorts.

Fri, October 19th, 2012 - The Deadly Return of "Shinku"
Ron Marz and Lee Moder's Image Comics title "Shinku" returned this week, and Ron explains what happened to cause the long delay. Plus, exclusive art and a look at the official debut of the NSFW "Shinku" sizzle reel video!

Thu, September 20th, 2012 - Indiana Jones & the Life-Changing Experience
With "Raiders of the Lost Ark" on IMAX screens everywhere, Ron Marz looks back on his history with Indiana Jones -- as a fan and creator -- and how the franchise informs his visual storytelling.

Thu, September 6th, 2012 - Don't Feed the Troll
After Ron Marz and other creators teamed up to take down a misogynistic cyber bully last week, Ron takes a look at the nature of fandom, trolling, and strategies to deal with crazy.

Thu, August 23rd, 2012 - To Steal, Or Not to Steal?
People make mistakes in their youth, and this week Ron Marz looks back at one instance that still haunts him -- the time he almost stole -- and explains his thoughts on piracy.

Thu, August 9th, 2012 - Summer Sampler
Ron Marz muses on numerous topics including his current workload to abandoned projects, and what music he just can't stop listening to right now. After all, it's hot out there...

Fri, July 27th, 2012 - Searching for Answers Amid the Violence
In the aftermath of last week's Aurora shooting tragedy, Ron does some soul-searching over the violence found in his own work.

Fri, July 6th, 2012 - Ron's 10 Favorite Comic Runs
Despite the fact that he's not a fan of list articles, Ron Marz returns this week with a list of his favorite comic book runs of all time, including work by Howard Chaykin, Alan Moore, Jack Kirby and Matt Wagner.

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