Where The Hell Am I

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Where The Hell Am I

Jason Aaron's new weekly column on CBR, launched 9/8/10, asks the question "Where the hell am I and how did I get here?" Aaron regales his readers with tales of breaking in to comics, what mistakes not to make, plus much more in the WHERE THE HELL AM I!

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Where the Hell Have I Been & Where the Hell Am I Going?

Wed, December 28th, 2011

Jason Aaron writes his final installment of WHERE THE HELL AM I as he looks towards a year full of finales and new beginnings.

Heaven In Avilés

Wed, October 5th, 2011

Jason Aaron knows exactly Where the Hell he is as the writer discusses his recent trip to Avilés to attend a one-of-a-kind comics festival, drink and eat with fans and chat with Alan Moore's wife, Melinda Gebbie.

Popping My Team-Book Cherry

Wed, August 24th, 2011

Jason Aaron discusses the challenges he's facing writing "Wolverine and the X-Men," finding individual voices when writing a team book with 14 distinct characters.

What the Hell Does A Letterer Do?

Wed, August 10th, 2011

Jason Aaron returns, this week bringing Jared Fletcher along with him to discover exactly what it is a letterer contributes to the making of your monthly comic books.

Confession of a Writer Not In San Diego

Wed, July 20th, 2011

While Jason won't be in San Diego this week, he still has much love for Comic-Con and explains exactly why it's one of the few public events where he feels comfortable and at home.

Playing Games with Rick Remender

Thu, July 14th, 2011

Jason interviews another subject in the form of "Uncanny X-Force" writer Rick Remender to grill him about writing for video games like "Bulletstorm" and how it informs his comics work.

Talking Shop with Cullen Bunn

Wed, July 6th, 2011

Jason kicks things into interview mode this week as he has a conversation with "The Sixth Gun" creator Cullen Bunn about his recent transition into the world of full-time freelance comic book writing.

Wanna Hear A Secret...?

Wed, June 15th, 2011

This week, Jason Aaron fills readers in on a secret that should be obvious to all aspiring comics creators, yet manages to slip by some of them nonetheless in their quest to become pros.

Know Where You're Going

Wed, June 1st, 2011

This week's WHERE THE HELL AM I topic covers something particularly important for aspiring writers who want to tell long-form stories: Always know how your story ends before you begin to write it.

Writers Are Always Writing

Wed, May 25th, 2011

This week, Jason Aaron gives a crash course in the wheres and whens a writer should practice their chosen profession. The short answer: write anywhere and everywhere, all the time.

Random Bits from the Mailbag

Wed, May 11th, 2011

Jason Aaron returns with an all new installment of WHERE THE HELL AM I, answering reader questions and offering advice to aspiring comics writers and beard enthusiasts alike.

Write Like Your Parents are Dead

Wed, April 20th, 2011

This week, Jason Aaron offers aspiring writers a simple piece of advice necessary for anyone who wishes to improve their scripting chops -- Write like your parents are dead.

Be From Somewhere

Wed, April 13th, 2011

Jason Aaron returns with words of wisdom for writers young and old, advise that can be distilled into one simple statement: Don't be afraid to be from somewhere. Plus, a portrait of a (beardless) young writer!

A Writer's Best Friend

Wed, March 23rd, 2011

Jason dives into the mailbag this week to answer a question regarding storytelling decisions and how a writer can best craft a tale to the strengths of the artist or artists thay're working with on the project.

Sometimes It Sucks

Wed, March 9th, 2011

This week, Jason puts into words the difficulties that can pop up and derail a day's worth of writing, from distractions that knock you off course to not saving the perfect idea you have right before bed and more.

Wed, March 2nd, 2011

Jason Aaron shares a few words on the importance of location, location, location, explaining how becoming a part of your local comic book community can help aspiring and professional creators in their careers.

Wed, February 16th, 2011

This week, Jason looks at his comic book collection, decides that this is the best era for quality comics in the history of the medium, offers his favorite series being published today and asks for your picks.

Wed, February 9th, 2011

This week, Jason Aaron explains why he's perfectly happy to be writing "Wolverine" alongside "Scalped" and why he feels corporate vs. creator owned comics is the wrong battle to choose in today's comics industry.

Wed, January 26th, 2011

Jason Aaron is joined by some of his comic book friends to illustrate the importance of having your own work space when you live a freelancer's life, be it a room in your house, an office park rental or something else.

Wed, January 19th, 2011

Responding to a controversial quote from "Black Swan" director Darren Aronofsky, Jason provides some solid advice for screenwriters looking to bring their scripts to comics with a ten-point checklist of things to look out for.

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