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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Doug TenNapel Lays Out "Ratfist" on the Daily

Tue, October 4th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News spoke with "Earthworm Jim" and "Creature Tech" creator Dough TenNapel about turning his efforts toward the soon-to-be-collected "Ratfist," his first foray into web comics.

Denton & Keene Raise the Dead In "Pilot Season: Fleshdigger"

Fri, September 30th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Writers Shannon Eric Denton and Brad Keene join forces with artist Alex Sanchez to create their own unique zombie vigilante for this year's iteration of Top Cow's Pilot Season.

Goff Paints a "Blood Red Dragon"

Wed, September 28th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Jon Goff scripts the fictionalized story of real-life Japanese pop star Yoshiki as dreamed up by Stan Lee and developed by Todd McFarlane. CBR News spoke with Goff about the project.

ONE TO WATCH: Jim Zubkavich

Wed, September 28th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

"Skullkickers" creator Jim Zubkavich spoke with CBR about how he got into comics, his fantasy origins and why the leads of his breakthrough series were introduced to the comic buying public before they even had names!

Edmondson Gets Physical with "The Activity"

Mon, September 19th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Nathan Edmondson shines some light on the dark world of espionage with "The Activity." CBR News spoke with the writer about his and artist Mitch Gerads' December-debuting Image title.

Frank Cho Mixes "Guns & Dinos"

Thu, September 15th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Frank Cho is a busy guy, but that hasn't stopped him from adding writing and drawing the upcoming "Guns & Dinos" miniseries at Image Comics. CBR spoke with Cho about the series.

Blair Butler Slings "Fresh Ink" with "Heart"

Thu, September 8th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

G4 host Blair Butler moves from covering comics to writing them with November's "Heart" from Image Comics. CBR spoke with Butler about the four-issue series with art by Kevin Mellon.

Nguyen and Co. Offer New Shades in "Carbon Grey Origins"

Wed, September 7th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Co-creator Hoang Nguyen fleshes out his alternate-history universe with Khari Evans, Pop Mhan & others in "Carbon Grey Origins" from Image Comics.

Thought Bubble Bursts Forth with New Anthology

Thu, September 1st, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

The U.K.-based Thought Bubble, aka the Leeds Comic Art Festival, releases an anthology through Image Comics featuring Charlie Adlard, horror director Stuart Gordon, Andy Diggle and many more.

Paul Grist Slings "Mudman"

Thu, August 25th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

"Jack Staff" and "Kane" writer/artist Paul Grist explores his home town and the perils of teenage superheroics in "Mudman" from Image Comics, plus exclusive art.

Hopeless Hits the Bullseye with "LoveStruck"

Thu, August 25th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Dennis Hopeless discusses Cupid's corporate takeover of love in the pages of "LoveStruck," his September-shipping graphic novel from Image Comics.

Schreck Enlists for the CBLDF's "Liberty Annual 2011"

Fri, August 19th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Editor Bob Schreck assembles Mark Waid, Frank Quitely, Craig Thompson and more comic book luminaries to contribute to Image Comics' "CBLDF Liberty Annual 2011" with an EXCLUSIVE look at Waid and Jeff Lemire's story.

Jordan Shows "The Strange Talent of Luther Strode"

Thu, August 18th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Justin Jordan and Tradd Moore head to Image Comics and combine their talents to present those of Luther Strode, a high-school loser granted amazing powers thanks to an ad from a dusty comic.

Veitch Corrects "The Big Lie"

Wed, August 17th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Writer/artist Rick Veitch teams with Gary Erskine at Image Comics to tell a time-travel epic on 9/11 recounted by Uncle Sam in "The Big Lie." CBR News spoke with Veitch about the title.

Kidwell Faces "Hardship," Drafts "Jungle Jim" for "'68"

Tue, August 16th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Mark Kidwell broadens his Vietnam-era zombie epic "'68" with a pair of new one-shots, "Hardship" and "Jungle Jim," coming out through Image Comics.

CCI: Around The Top Cow Universe With Marz

Tue, August 2nd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Ron Marz discusses leaving "Witchblade," continuing "Magdalena," the "Artifacts" finale and the upcoming "Artifacts" ongoing, recently announced at Top Cow's Comic-Con International panel.

Williamson Gets Out There With "Xenoholics"

Fri, July 29th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Writer/creator Joshua Williamson takes readers on an alien-packed thrill ride with artist Seth Damoose in the upcoming Image Comics series, "Xenoholics!"

CCI EXCLUSIVE: Walker & Jones Initiate Readers Into "Danger Club"

Tue, July 26th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Landry Walker and Eric Jones, the writer-artist team behind "Supergirl: Cosmic Adventures In The 8th Grade" get a little more mature with their new teen-centric Image title, "Danger Club."

CCI EXCLUSIVE: Keatinge & Cho Reveal Their "Brutal" Sides

Sat, July 23rd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Written by Joe Keatinge & Frank Cho, with the latter on art, Image Comics' "Brutal" promises to live up to its name thanks to this exclusive look at the super-assassin Stone.

CCI EXCLUSIVE: Image Resurrects "MacGyver"

Fri, July 22nd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Series creator Lee David Zlotoff, writer Tony Lee and artist Becky Cloonan force TV icon MacGyver to run the "Fugitive Gauntlet" from Image Comics next summer.

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