With over 20 years of experience in the comics medium, writer RON MARZ has done and seen it all. Having worked for Marvel, DC Comics, Dark Horse, Image and pretty much everyone else, on to his exclusive writing duties currently with TOP COW, Marz brings a unique perspective to his column, SHELF LIFE!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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...
In the aftermath of last week's Aurora shooting tragedy, Ron does some soul-searching over the violence found in his own work.
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.
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.