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Thu, February 23rd, 2012
- Tearing Down to Build Up
Prompted by Lego destruction, Ron Marz examines the challenge of playing with someone else's toys when doing work-for-hire, and the balance between reverence and innovation.
Thu, February 9th, 2012
- Failure to Collaborate
What happens when creators on the same book just can't get along? Ron Marz looks at the collaborative nature of comic books and some of these reasons writer-artist pairings go awry.
Thu, January 26th, 2012
- The Art of Lettering
This week Ron Marz examines the often overlooked art of comic book lettering, sharing tips on how to create the best project and speaking with frequent collaborator Troy Peteri.
Thu, January 12th, 2012
Ron Marz kicks off 2012 by examining the sticky situation of branding, and whether creators are helped or hindered by their ability to deliver work across multiple genres.
Thu, December 29th, 2011
- Hand-Selling "Shinku"
Ron shares the story of a fan actively helping sell his comic store owner on "Shinku," illustrating the power of fan activism and the problem with today's comic book market. Plus, an exclusive preview of "Shinku" #4!
Thu, December 15th, 2011
- My Desk, My Comfort Zone
This week Ron Marz opines about the desk at his home office, the comfort it provides, and the many other places he's had to write, as well as why they're all beneficial to the process.
Thu, December 1st, 2011
Ron Marz brings his Thanksgiving leftovers to the table this week, sharing thoughts on a variety of topics that have been occupying space in his brain recently.
Thu, November 17th, 2011
- Keep Your Opinion to Yourself?
In light of Frank Miller's comments on Occupy Wall Street, Ron Marz examines political opinions and the slippery slope of fans not being able to separate a work from the person making it.
Thu, November 10th, 2011
- Honoring the Past with Joe Sinnott and Ramona Fradon
Ron Marz is back with stories from Joe Sinnott and Ramona Fradon's 85th birthday as well as a look at the Hero Initiative, a non-profit charity supporting comic creators in need.
Thu, October 27th, 2011
- Bernie Wrightson's Halloween
In honor of Halloween, Ron Marz looks at the legendary parties thrown by master of horror Bernie Wrightson, and the gathering of creative professionals that joined in the fun.
Thu, September 22nd, 2011
- So You Want to be a Writer...
Ron Marz is back this week with the advice he plans to give his daughter if she pursues her goal to become a writer. The ups, the downs and how to navigate the murky waters.
Thu, September 8th, 2011
- The 5 Ws and Comics
Ron goes all the way back to his college days to discuss the journalism principles that inform his comics writing -- the 5 Ws -- and how they pertain especially to #1 issues.
Fri, September 2nd, 2011
- Week of "Voodoo" - Part 4
All this week, Ron Marz goes behind the scenes of his upcoming DC relaunch title "Voodoo." Today Ron looks at the lettered pages and discusses the finer points of dialogue and narration.
Wed, August 31st, 2011
- Week of "Voodoo" - Part 3
All this week, Ron Marz goes behind the scenes of his upcoming DC relaunch title "Voodoo." Today Ron looks at the subtle details colorist Jessica Kholine adds to Sami Basri's pages.
Tue, August 30th, 2011
- Week of "Voodoo" - Part 2
All this week, Ron Marz goes behind the scenes of his upcoming DC relaunch title "Voodoo." Today he looks at line art from Sami Basri and explores the notion of acting in art.
Mon, August 29th, 2011
- Week of "Voodoo" - Part 1
All this week, Ron Marz goes behind the scenes of his upcoming DC relaunch title "Voodoo." In today's installment he takes a look at the script with layouts by Sami Basri.
Thu, August 25th, 2011
- The Simple Pleasures of the Quarter Bin
Ron Marz discusses the spinner racks of his youth and the mystery and allure of the Quarter Bin, praising the journey of finding new books. Plus a special tease regarding "Voodoo" #1.
Thu, August 11th, 2011
- The Women in Comics Controversy
This week Ron Marz examines the hot-button issue of female creators in comics, and cites what can be done to support them as well as some of his own experiences working with them.
Wed, July 20th, 2011
- Missing Out on the Party
In lieu of making the cross-country trek to Comic-Con, Ron looks at his history with the show and the changes he's seen over the years while encouraging attendees to spend some time at Tr!ckster.
Thu, June 30th, 2011
- Dr. Strangelunch, or: How I Learned to Have Lunch and Love the "Secret Defenders"
Ron Marz is back with a tale about how going out to lunch with your editor to discuss your current book can sometimes lead to an assignment you never asked for.
Thu, June 16th, 2011
- What's More Important: Story or Art?
Ron Marz asks - and answers - the age-old comics question regarding the importance of story and art, using Gibbons, Williiams and Kirby to prove that the two should work hand in hand.
Thu, June 2nd, 2011
- Taking Off the Witchblade
Today, Ron Marz announces that after writing over seventy chapters of the adventures of Sara Pezzini, he -- along with series artist Stjepan Sejic -- will be leaving "Witchblade" with the publication of issue #150.
Thu, May 19th, 2011
- Greatest Hits
Ron discusses returning to the world of Kyle Rayner along with artist Darryl Banks, describing the emotional attachment he has to the character after developing him from scratch in the pages of "Green Lantern."
Thu, May 5th, 2011
- No Time Like the Present
This week, Ron buys a guitar with the intent of learning how to play it and encourages others to stop thinking about taking on a new challenge and simply knuckle down and do it.
Thu, April 21st, 2011
- Be Careful What You Wish For...
This week Ron talks about "Thor," the book he always wanted to write, and exactly what happened when he got his wish. He also touches on some of his work on titles he wasn't as attached to going in.
Thu, April 7th, 2011
- Creator-Owned, Creator Risk, Creator Reward
This week, Ron Marz shines the spotlight on creator-owned comics and the risk and rewards they offer with an in-depth look into the creation of "Shinku," his new Image Comics title.
Thu, March 24th, 2011
- And Here's the Pitch...
Ron takes a look at projects pitched but never approved for various reasons, including a project to be illustrated by Dusty Abell and "Altered Egos," a Superman/Batman Elseworlds co-pitched with Cully Hamner.
Thu, March 10th, 2011
- Sifting Through Memories
Ron Marz writes his most personal column to date, remembering how his mother encouraged a love of reading when he was a boy and detailing the long decline into dementia she's now suffering.
Thu, February 24th, 2011
Ron Marz returns with a look at the triumphs and pitfalls of convention season from the creator's side of the table and explores the relationship between pros and the fans who support their work.
Thu, February 10th, 2011
Ron reflects on the words and wisdom of his all time favorite editor, Archie Goodwin, as he looks at current industry trends when it comes to editorial edicts versus allowing creators to simply tell their stories.
Thu, January 27th, 2011
Today, Ron Marz delves into the concept of death in comics in light of the recently released "Fantastic Four" #587 and eulogizes his friend and creative partner on "Pantheon City," the late Clement Sauvé.
Thu, January 13th, 2011
- Show a Little Character
This week, Ron Marz examines his own approach to stories and storytelling, different types of protagonists and brings along exclusive Whilce Portacio art from "Artifacts" #5.
Thu, December 30th, 2010
This week, Ron Marz looks at the current state of comics and it's over-reliance on super heroes, positing that for the industry to grow in the future, it needs to expand into and embrace a wider variety of genres.
Thu, December 16th, 2010
CBR is proud to welcome veteran comics scribe Ron Marz to our family of columnists with the debut of SHELF LIFE, in which he plans to offer insight and commentary on this industry we all love.