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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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!