Ron Marz

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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.

Shelf Life - 9/08

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

Ron goes all the way back to his college days to discuss the journalism principles that inform his comics writing -- the 5 Ws -- and how they pertain especially to #1 issues.

Shelf Life - 9/02

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

All this week, Ron Marz goes behind the scenes of his upcoming DC relaunch title "Voodoo." Today Ron looks at the lettered pages and discusses the finer points of dialogue and narration.

Shelf Life - 8/31

Wed, August 31st, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

All this week, Ron Marz goes behind the scenes of his upcoming DC relaunch title "Voodoo." Today Ron looks at the subtle details colorist Jessica Kholine adds to Sami Basri's pages.

Shelf Life - 8/30

Tue, August 30th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

All this week, Ron Marz goes behind the scenes of his upcoming DC relaunch title "Voodoo." Today he looks at line art from Sami Basri and explores the notion of acting in art.

Shelf Life - 8/29

Mon, August 29th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

All this week, Ron Marz goes behind the scenes of his upcoming DC relaunch title "Voodoo." In today's installment he takes a look at the script with layouts by Sami Basri.

Shelf Life - 8/25

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

Ron Marz discusses the spinner racks of his youth and the mystery and allure of the Quarter Bin, praising the journey of finding new books. Plus a special tease regarding "Voodoo" #1.

Shelf Life - 8/11

Thu, August 11th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

This week Ron Marz examines the hot-button issue of female creators in comics, and cites what can be done to support them as well as some of his own experiences working with them.

Shelf Life - 7/20

Wed, July 20th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

In lieu of making the cross-country trek to Comic-Con, Ron looks at his history with the show and the changes he's seen over the years while encouraging attendees to spend some time at Tr!ckster.

Shelf Life - 6/30

Thu, June 30th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Ron Marz is back with a tale about how going out to lunch with your editor to discuss your current book can sometimes lead to an assignment you never asked for.

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