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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Kurtis Wiebe Gets Lost with "Peter Panzerfaust"

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

"Green Wake" and "The Intrepids" writer Kurtis J. Wiebe mixes Peter Pan with World War II in his upcoming Image Comics title. CBR spoke with Wiebe about the February-debuting series.

EXCLUSIVE: Seeley Takes a "Hatchet" to "Hack/Slash"

Fri, December 2nd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

"Hack/Slash" creator Tim Seeley hands his creations over to Benito Cereno and artist Ariel Zucker-Brull for "Hack/Slash Annual 2011: Hatchet/Slash." CBR has details and exclusive art.

Andy Suriano Pages "Doc Bizarre, M.D."

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

Artist Andy Suriano put on the latex gloves to explain the ins and outs of his and co-creator Joe Casey's new Image graphic novel "Doc Bizarre, M.D." while sharing some exclusive pages.

Mike Allred Celebrates 20 Years of a Mad, Mad, Madman World

Tue, November 29th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Creator Mike Allred scares up an all-star cast of talent to help celebrate two decades of his most famous creation in the "Madman: 20th Anniversary Monster" hardcover. Plus, an exclusive look at Allred's story!

Angelo Tirotto Builds "No Place Like Home"

Fri, November 25th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Writer and co-creator Angelo Tirotto spoke with CBR News about the influence of "The Wizard of Oz" on his and artist Richard Jordan's upcoming murder mystery horror comic from Image, "No Place Like Home."

EXCLUSIVE: Ted McKeever Gets Wild with "Mondo"

Fri, November 25th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

The writer/artist behind "Meta 4" and "Metropol" spoke with CBR News about his upcoming Image Comics title, his creative process and how jerks influenced the project, plus exclusive art.

Lance Briggs Suits Up For Pilot Season With "Seraph"

Tue, November 22nd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Lifelong comic book fan and Chicago Bear linebacker Lance Briggs breaks into comics through the 2011 Top Cow Pilot Season program, with some help from writer Phil Hester and artist Jose Luis.

Brandon Seifert Resuscitates "Witch Doctor"

Tue, November 22nd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Brandon Seifert spoke with CBR News about his and artist Lukas Ketner's original "Witch Doctor" miniseries, the "Resuscitation" one-shot and being discovered by Robert Kirkman and his Skybound imprint.

Brandon Graham Declares A New "Prophet"

Tue, November 15th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

"King City" creator Brandon Graham spoke with CBR News about lending his writing prowess to the future of "Prophet," one of the books in Rob Liefeld's 2012 Extreme Studios relaunch.

ALL COMICS EVE: 5 Creepiest "Severed" Moments

Mon, October 31st, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

The cross-country epic "Severed" by Scott Snyder, Scott Tuft and Attila Futaki has some of the eeriest moments in comics, - on this All Hallow's Eve, CBR presents the top five so far.

NYCC: Robert Kirkman Spotlight

Mon, October 24th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

During his spotlight panel at New York Comic Con, Robert Kirkman discusses his influences, how he keeps the two versions of "Walking Dead" separate in his mind, avoiding writer's block and more.

NYCC: McFarlane & Casey "Spawn" a New Direction for "Haunt"

Wed, October 19th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Image Comics founder Todd McFarlane, Joe Casey, Nathan Fox and more discuss the future of "Spawn," "Haunt," animation, action figures and how whoring yourself out can pay off.

NYCC: Kirkman is Skybound in New York

Mon, October 17th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Image Comics partner Robert Kirkman discussed the future of his Skybound imprint at New York Comic Con plus news on projects with writer Brandon Seifert and artist Shawn Martinbrough.

NYCC: Image's Creator-Owned Panel with Robert Kirkman

Sun, October 16th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Image Comics creators Robert Kirkman, Rob Liefeld, Jim McCann, Joe Keatinge, Tim Seeley and more discuss the joys of owning your creations and new projects, with a special video message from Ed Brubaker.

NYCC: Hine Takes on "The Darkness," Resurrects "Bulletproof Coffin"

Sat, October 15th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Writer David Hine spoke with CBR News about taking over "The Darkness" with issue #101 and returning to his creator-owned "Bulletproof Coffin" with collaborator Shaky Kane.

NYCC: Dark Horse - 25 Years and Beyond

Sat, October 15th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Tom Morello, Brian Wood, Jan Duursema and other Dark Horse creators discussed their new projects and what lies in store for the publisher during its New York Comic Con panel.

NYCC: The Resurrection of Extreme Studios

Fri, October 14th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Announced today at NYCC, Rob Liefeld's Extreme Studios returns to Image Comics with new issues of "Youngblood," "Prophet," "Glory" and never before published Alan Moore "Supreme" stories.

COMMENTARY TRACK: Marz and Sablik on "Artifacts" Vol. 2

Thu, October 13th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Ron Marz and editor Filip Sablik, masterminds behind Top Cow's "Artifacts" series bring Witchblade, the Darkness and everyone else together for a universe-sweeping epic.

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.

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