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, Marz brings a unique perspective to his column, SHELF LIFE!
Ron Marz writes about the unexpected passing of his friend and longtime Marvel artist Herb Trimpe, and makes a plea for comics to do a better job of honoring its elders.
As DC Comics winds up its time in New York City and heads west, Ron Marz recalls his time spent at the offices, and the people who made it feel like home.
How much research is too much for your writing? How much is too little? Ron Marz brings his years of writing experience to bear on the question.
Ron Marz dips into his trove of CrossGen tales to spin a few more yarns of the late, lamented publisher, and show off some lost art.
Ron Marz talks with Indian artist Abhishek Malsuni, his "John Carter: Warlord of Mars" collaborator, about his career and breaking into US comics.
This week, Ron Marz writes about an aspect of creating comics that's not often discussed -- custom comics, including his current project for Panasonic.
Ron Marz talks about the challenges of bringing the best-selling "Skylanders" franchise to comics, and writing comics aimed at kids.
Ron talks to his friend and artist Mike McKone, who has literally been living on the road since last year, traveling from convention to convention.
Back from an trip to Hyderabad, India for a comic convention, Ron writes about his experiences, as well as his impressions of the Indian comic scene.
Ron Marz talks to his friend Anthony Williams about being a "deadline-saver" artist, and the effect it had on his comics career.
In light of his "John Carter: Warlord of Mars" gig, Ron Marz discusses pursuing what you love and exclusively reveals a new story due next year.
As Jack Kirby's birthday approaches, Ron writes about discovering Jack's work, missing out on meeting him, and offers a way to toast the King of Comics.
Ron Marz wrote four different comics that were released yesterday, and shows off some exclusive, alternative pages from one, "The Shadow Over Innsmouth."
After 20 years away, Ron Marz goes back to the golf course to find his Other Thing, his respite from writing.
No column last week, because Ron's wife was out of town. This week, the necessity of having a partner who makes your creative life possible.
Receiving a copy of the new "StormWatch" collection from Jim Starlin jogs Ron Marz's memories of his own stint writing the title in its Image Comics incarnation.
Ron reveals a very personal story he wrote about his father's life, war-time experiences and death from pancreatic cancer. Plus exclusive Rick Leonardi art.
Ron Marz's first comics love was with superhero teams, and he's recapturing that feeling in "The Protectors," debuting at C2E2, and shares exclusive art!
This week, Ron draws inspiration from an interview with "Community" creator Dan Harmon, and catalogs his own creative influences.
Fresh off an acclaimed "Adventures of Superman" arc, Ron Marz explores the nuances of writing for the digital-first format versus print comics.