Ron Marz

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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.

Shelf Life - 11/23

Fri, November 23rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Ron takes advantage of the holiday season to look back on Thanksgivings spent with CrossGen Comics, leading him to recall other stories of the defunt company including a prank he played on then-rookie Steve McNiven.

Shelf Life - 11/08

Thu, November 8th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Ron Marz loves writing short stories, and he outlines the reasons he relishes the challenges they present, as well as showcasing exclusive art from several of his recent shorts.

Shelf Life - 10/19

Fri, October 19th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Ron Marz and Lee Moder's Image Comics title "Shinku" returned this week, and Ron explains what happened to cause the long delay. Plus, exclusive art and a look at the official debut of the NSFW "Shinku" sizzle reel video!

Shelf Life - 9/20

Thu, September 20th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

With "Raiders of the Lost Ark" on IMAX screens everywhere, Ron Marz looks back on his history with Indiana Jones -- as a fan and creator -- and how the franchise informs his visual storytelling.

Shelf Life - 9/06

Thu, September 6th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

After Ron Marz and other creators teamed up to take down a misogynistic cyber bully last week, Ron takes a look at the nature of fandom, trolling, and strategies to deal with crazy.

Shelf Life - 8/23

Thu, August 23rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

People make mistakes in their youth, and this week Ron Marz looks back at one instance that still haunts him -- the time he almost stole -- and explains his thoughts on piracy.

Shelf Life - 8/09

Thu, August 9th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Ron Marz muses on numerous topics including his current workload to abandoned projects, and what music he just can't stop listening to right now. After all, it's hot out there...

Shelf Life - 7/27

Fri, July 27th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

In the aftermath of last week's Aurora shooting tragedy, Ron does some soul-searching over the violence found in his own work.

Shelf Life - 7/06

Fri, July 6th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Despite the fact that he's not a fan of list articles, Ron Marz returns this week with a list of his favorite comic book runs of all time, including work by Howard Chaykin, Alan Moore, Jack Kirby and Matt Wagner.

Shelf Life - 6/21

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

This week Ron Marz answers a recurring question by sitting down with frequent "Green Lantern" collaborator Darryl Banks to find out what's been keeping the artist busy in recent years.

Shelf Life - 5/31

Thu, May 31st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

With this week's release of the final issue of "Magdalena," Ron Marz looks back at the character and her latest series, citing the ups and downs, strengths and weaknesses it had over the past 2 years of publication.

Shelf Life - 5/11

Fri, May 11th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel's "Avengers" series holds a special and unique place in Ron Marz's heart, one which the writer explores before weighing in with his thoughts on the current big screen incarnation of the team.

Shelf Life - 3/29

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

With Spring Training underway, Ron takes a look at the sense of betrayal when a franchise player heads for another field and shows it's not that different from the attachment we have for our favorite comic characters.

Shelf Life - 3/22

Thu, March 22nd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Ron Marz muses on inking, evaluating whether it still has a place in today's modern comic book industry, and also lets friend and inker Terry Austin opine about the legendary Joe Sinnott.

Shelf Life - 3/08

Thu, March 8th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

With Disney's big-budget "John Carter" hitting theaters this week, Ron Marz looks back on the influence Edgar Rice Burroughs' epic otherworldly saga - and the lovely Dejah Thoris - has had on his career and life.

Shelf Life - 3/01

Thu, March 1st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

This week Ron Marz chats with comic artist, concept artist, fight choreographer and weapons instructor Rafael Kayanan about their mutual love of Edgar Rice Burroughs and the John Carter movie that almost was.

Shelf Life - 2/23

Thu, February 23rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

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.

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