Ron Marz

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Shelf Life - 10/17

Thu, October 17th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

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.

Shelf Life - 10/03

Thu, October 3rd, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

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?

Shelf Life - 9/19

Thu, September 19th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

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.

Shelf Life - 9/05

Thu, September 5th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

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.

Shelf Life - 8/23

Fri, August 23rd, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

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.

Shelf Life - 8/08

Thu, August 8th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

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.

Shelf Life - 7/11

Thu, July 11th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

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.

Shelf Life - 6/27

Thu, June 27th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

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.

Shelf Life - 6/13

Thu, June 13th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

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.

Shelf Life - 5/30

Thu, May 30th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

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.

Shelf Life - 5/02

Thu, May 2nd, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

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.

Shelf Life - 4/18

Thu, April 18th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

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."

Shelf Life - 4/04

Thu, April 4th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

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.

Shelf Life - 3/21

Thu, March 21st, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

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.

Shelf Life - 3/07

Thu, March 7th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

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.

Shelf Life - 2/07

Thu, February 7th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

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.

Shelf Life - 1/24

Thu, January 24th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

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.

Shelf Life - 1/10

Thu, January 10th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

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.

Shelf Life - 12/13

Thu, December 13th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

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."

Shelf Life - 11/29

Thu, November 29th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

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.

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