TJ Dietsch

Staff Writer
New York City, NY
Feb 6, 1983

I've been reading comics on a regular basis since "The Death of Superman" storyline captured my imagination in 1992 at the age of 9. My parents fully supported my oncoming comic book addiction by driving me to the comic shop every week on Wednesdays, schedules permitting. At around that same time, I realized I wanted to be involved in the comics world in one way or another.

I went to college at Ohio Wesleyan University where I met my future wife, got a degree in creative writing and literature and also scored an internship at Wizard. After graduating the next year, I stayed around my hometown of Toledo, Ohio until a spot opened up at Wizard. I interviewed for the job in the research department and wound up getting it. I was at Wizard for about four years where I learned a lot about the magazine business and eventually worked my way up to Associate Editor of ToyFare. Moving to New York has lead to me living in a bunch of towns no one's ever heard of like Nyack, Stony Point and New Windsor.

Since 2009 I've been freelancing full time which has been both nerve wracking and a lot of fun. I've written for Maxim.com, UGO.com, Marvel.com and a number of others, with CBR being the most recent. My main gig is covering the wild and diverse world of comics coming out from Image along with a few other topics here and there.

FIRST COMIC: A stack from a neighbor that included the first four issues of "Captain Carrot & The Zoo Crew," "Fantastic Four" #335 and "New Teen Titans" #19 among others.

FAVORITE CHARACTER: Superman, Creeper, Batman, Captain America, pretty much anyone who's interesting.

Articles By TJ Dietsch

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COMMENTARY TRACK: Brian K. Vaughan Plots His "Saga"

Wed, August 15th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

"Y: The Last Man" and "Ex Machina" creator Brian K. Vaughan discusses the finer points of "Saga," his and artist Fiona Staples' hit Image Comics series. Plus, an exclusive first look at Staples cover for issue #7!

Howard Chaykin Puckers Up For "Black Kiss II"

Wed, August 1st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Writer and artist Howard Chaykin returns to the sexually-graphic, vampire-filled world of "Black Kiss" for a sequel 24 years after the original series hit stands and shocked the industry.

Graham Preps "Multiple Warheads" For Relaunch

Wed, August 1st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

"King City" creator and "Prophet" writer Brandon Graham talks to CBR News about moving his creator-owned comic "Multiple Warheads" from Oni Press to Image Comics in October.

Jonathan Luna Goes Solo With "Star Bright and the Looking Glass"

Mon, July 30th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Jonathan Luna spoke with CBR on stepping out on his own with "Star Bright and the Looking Glass," a watercolor prose book from Image Comics hitting stores November 2012.

Edmondson Asks, "Where Is Jake Ellis?"

Mon, July 30th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

"Who Is Jake Ellis?" writer Nathan Edmondson and artist Tonci Zonjic return to their mysterious spy thriller with "Where Is Jake Ellis?" The new series launches in December from Image Comics.

CCI: Jay Faerber Hits "Point of Impact"

Thu, July 26th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Jay Faerber teams with artist Koray Koranel to tell a four-part tale titled "Point of Impact," a murder mystery told in stark black and white, hitting stores in October from Image Comics.

CCI: Stephenson Gets Lost With "Nowhere Men"

Tue, July 24th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Image Comics Publisher Eric Stephenson returns to his comic book roots as a writer, teaming with artist Nate Bellegarde on the November-debuting "Nowhere Men," a rock and roll science epic.

CCI: Brunswick & Portacio Toy with Readers in "Non-Humans"

Sat, July 14th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Glen Brunswick and Whilce Portacio team up to show a world where toys have come to life in the new Image Comics series "Non-Humans," announced Saturday at Comic-Con International.

CCI EXCLUSIVE: Whitta & Robertson Get Literary On "Oliver"

Sat, July 14th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Screenwriter Gary Whitta and artist Darick Robertson combine clones, war, sci-fi and Charles Dickens in their new Image Comics title "Oliver," announced at Comic-Con International.

CCI: Hawkins Comments on Top Cow's Big Announcements

Sat, July 14th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Top Cow Productions' President and Chief Operating Officer Matt Hawkins discusses "Cyber Force" and its Kickstarter component, talent searches and this year's Pilot Season.

CCI EXCLUSIVE: Kot & Jeske Prepare for "Change"

Thu, July 12th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Ales Kot and Morgan Jeske play with time and lives in the upcoming Image Comics title "Change," announced today at Comic-Con International. Plus, exclusive art!

Director, Cast Discuss "Dark Knight Rises" Challenges & Rewards

Wed, July 11th, 2012 | Category: TV/Film

Christopher and Jonathan Nolan, Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway and more cast and crew discuss their third and final Batman film, "The Dark Knight Rises," from its literary influences to filming in NYC and more.

CCI EXCLUSIVE: Brandon Seifert Raises Hell With Clive Barker's Cenobites

Tue, July 10th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

"Witch Doctor" creator Brandon Seifert discusses chronicling the adventures of new Pinhead Kirsty Cotton BOOM! Studios' in upcoming "Hellraiser: The Road Below" 4-issue miniseries.

CCI EXCLUSIVE: Kickstarting "Cyber Force" At Top Cow

Tue, July 10th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Top Cow President and COO Matt Hawkins spoke exclusively with CBR News to explain exactly how the Kickstarter-funded "Cyber Force" relaunch will work, the tiered rewards for donors and the Cow's ultimate goal.

Jamie S. Rich Expands "Madman's" World With "It Girl and The Atomics"

Tue, July 10th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Longtime "Madman" editor Jamie S. Rich expounds on the new Image Comics series "It Girl and the Atomics" and talks about further developing Mike Allred's "Madman" universe with series artist Mike Norton.

"Dark Knight Rises" Website Reveals Story Details, New IMAX Poster

Fri, July 6th, 2012 | Category: TV/Film

With the July 20 premiere of "The Dark Knight Rises" fast approaching, Warner Bros. has released a new IMAX poster, a Hong Kong trailer and nearly 50 pages of production notes.

COMMENTARY TRACK: Brandon Graham On "Prophet"

Thu, July 5th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Brandon Graham discusses his re-envisioning of Rob Liefeld's "Prophet" into a sci-fi epic in a far flung future, bringing his unique vision and an all-star indie comics artist lineup to the acclaimed title.

Talking Top Cow's Rebirth With Matt Hawkins

Tue, July 3rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Top Cow President and C.O.O. Matt Hawkins spoke to CBR about fan reaction to Top Cow's recent Rebirth, a potentia "Darkness" film, and the just-announced departure of Publisher Filip Sablik.

EXCLUSIVE: Constructing Haunt's Statue With McFarlane Toys

Fri, June 22nd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

McFarlane Toys' founder Todd McFarlane and Prototype Development Director Michael Gulen discuss the creation of the all-new, limited edition Haunt statue, providing CBR with an exclusive first look at the final product.

Layman Goes Under Cover With "Chew: Secret Agent Poyo"

Thu, June 21st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

John Layman spoke with CBR about his and Rob Guillory's cybernetic luchador secret agent rooster-starring one-shot, "Chew: Secret Agent Poyo." Plus, an exclusive preview of the comic!

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