Ron Marz

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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.

Shelf Life - 2/09

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

What happens when creators on the same book just can't get along? Ron Marz looks at the collaborative nature of comic books and some of these reasons writer-artist pairings go awry.

Shelf Life - 1/26

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

This week Ron Marz examines the often overlooked art of comic book lettering, sharing tips on how to create the best project and speaking with frequent collaborator Troy Peteri.

Shelf Life - 1/12

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

Ron Marz kicks off 2012 by examining the sticky situation of branding, and whether creators are helped or hindered by their ability to deliver work across multiple genres.

Shelf Life - 12/29

Thu, December 29th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Ron shares the story of a fan actively helping sell his comic store owner on "Shinku," illustrating the power of fan activism and the problem with today's comic book market. Plus, an exclusive preview of "Shinku" #4!

Shelf Life - 12/15

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

This week Ron Marz opines about the desk at his home office, the comfort it provides, and the many other places he's had to write, as well as why they're all beneficial to the process.

Shelf Life - 12/01

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

Ron Marz brings his Thanksgiving leftovers to the table this week, sharing thoughts on a variety of topics that have been occupying space in his brain recently.

Shelf Life - 11/17

Thu, November 17th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

In light of Frank Miller's comments on Occupy Wall Street, Ron Marz examines political opinions and the slippery slope of fans not being able to separate a work from the person making it.

Shelf Life - 11/10

Thu, November 10th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Ron Marz is back with stories from Joe Sinnott and Ramona Fradon's 85th birthday as well as a look at the Hero Initiative, a non-profit charity supporting comic creators in need.

Shelf Life - 10/27

Thu, October 27th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

In honor of Halloween, Ron Marz looks at the legendary parties thrown by master of horror Bernie Wrightson, and the gathering of creative professionals that joined in the fun.

Shelf Life - 9/22

Thu, September 22nd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Ron Marz is back this week with the advice he plans to give his daughter if she pursues her goal to become a writer. The ups, the downs and how to navigate the murky waters.

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