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Shelf Life - 10/2/2014

Shelf Life - 10/2/2014

Ron Marz talks to his friend Anthony Williams about being a "deadline-saver" artist, and the effect it had on his comics career.

Shelf Life - 9/11/2014

Shelf Life - 9/11/2014

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.

Shelf Life - 8/14/2014

Shelf Life - 8/14/2014

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.

Shelf Life - 7/31/2014

Shelf Life - 7/31/2014

Ron Marz wrote four different comics that were released yesterday, and shows off some exclusive, alternative pages from one, "The Shadow Over Innsmouth."

Shelf Life - 7/3/2014

Shelf Life - 7/3/2014

After 20 years away, Ron Marz goes back to the golf course to find his Other Thing, his respite from writing.

Shelf Life - 6/12/2014

Shelf Life - 6/12/2014

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.

Shelf Life - 5/22/2014

Shelf Life - 5/22/2014

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.

Shelf Life - 5/9/2014

Shelf Life - 5/9/2014

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.

Shelf Life - 4/17/2014

Shelf Life - 4/17/2014

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!

Shelf Life - 4/3/2014

Shelf Life - 4/3/2014

This week, Ron draws inspiration from an interview with "Community" creator Dan Harmon, and catalogs his own creative influences.

Shelf Life - 3/14/2014

Shelf Life - 3/14/2014

Fresh off an acclaimed "Adventures of Superman" arc, Ron Marz explores the nuances of writing for the digital-first format versus print comics.

SHELF LIFE: 43 Artists Draw a Page from Ron Marz's

SHELF LIFE: 43 Artists Draw a Page from Ron Marz's "Shinku"

In case you missed it, Ron Marz gave artists of all stripes a chance to interpret a page of script from his creator-owned "Shinku." See who rose to the challenge!

Shelf Life - 2/13/2014

Shelf Life - 2/13/2014

Ron's offer for artists to draw a page of his creator-owned series "Shinku" resulted in an avalanche of submissions, and a wealth of interpretations. See them all!

Shelf Life - 1/30/2014

Shelf Life - 1/30/2014

Ron talks to Laura Braga, his artistic collaborator on "Witchblade," about her career, breaking into the U.S. market and being a woman in a traditionally male field.

Shelf Life - 1/23/2014

Shelf Life - 1/23/2014

Artists are not interchangeable pieces in the creative process, and Ron Marz offers up one of his script pages and invites any and all artists to submit their version of it.

Shelf Life - 1/16/2014

Shelf Life - 1/16/2014

With this week's release of a new Bruce Springsteen album, Ron Marz explores his discovery of Springsteen's work, and the influence of the Boss on his own writing.

Shelf Life - 1/2/2014

Shelf Life - 1/2/2014

This week, in a very personal column, Ron Marz reflects on the recent death of his mother, who had suffered from Alzheimer's for the last decade.

Shelf Life - 12/5/2013

Shelf Life - 12/5/2013

Ron talks to an art collector who is on a quest to collect all the original pages from a "Green Lantern Annual" that Ron wrote. What's so special about it?

Shelf Life - 11/14/2013

Shelf Life - 11/14/2013

This week, Ron Marz announces two new projects that hold special meaning for him, Sunday strip-style adaptations of works by Tarzan creator Edgar Rice Burroughs.

Shelf Life - 10/31/2013

Shelf Life - 10/31/2013

With the "Ender's Game" movie in theaters tomorrow, Ron Marz says he's avoiding the film because of author Orson Scott Card's history of homophobia.

Shelf Life - 10/24/2013

Shelf Life - 10/24/2013

Ron shares his con diary from Cleveland Comic Con in a bonus column featuring a visit to the Superman house and time with Green Lantern collaborator Darryl Banks.

Shelf Life - 10/17/2013

Shelf Life - 10/17/2013

Ron Marz talks about spending some time away from comics, writing for Activision's "Skylanders: SWAP Force" video game and putting words in Patrick Warburton's mouth.

Shelf Life - 10/3/2013

Shelf Life - 10/3/2013

This week, Ron Marz juggles answers to the question of how to properly maintain balance between your writing life and the rest of your life. Do you have what it takes?

Shelf Life - 9/19/2013

Shelf Life - 9/19/2013

Fresh from the Baltimore Comic Con, and gearing up for three more convention appearances in the next month, Ron recounts some of the gifts he's received from generous fans.

Shelf Life - 9/5/2013

Shelf Life - 9/5/2013

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.

Shelf Life - 8/23/2013

Shelf Life - 8/23/2013

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.

Shelf Life - 8/8/2013

Shelf Life - 8/8/2013

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.

Shelf Life - 7/11/2013

Shelf Life - 7/11/2013

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.

Shelf Life - 6/27/2013

Shelf Life - 6/27/2013

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.

Shelf Life - 6/13/2013

Shelf Life - 6/13/2013

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.

Shelf Life - 5/30/2013

Shelf Life - 5/30/2013

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.

Shelf Life - 5/2/2013

Shelf Life - 5/2/2013

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.

Shelf Life - 4/18/2013

Shelf Life - 4/18/2013

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."

Shelf Life - 4/4/2013

Shelf Life - 4/4/2013

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.

Shelf Life - 3/21/2013

Shelf Life - 3/21/2013

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.

Shelf Life - 3/7/2013

Shelf Life - 3/7/2013

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.

Shelf Life - 2/7/2013

Shelf Life - 2/7/2013

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.

Shelf Life - 1/24/2013

Shelf Life - 1/24/2013

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.

Shelf Life - 1/10/2013

Shelf Life - 1/10/2013

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.

Shelf Life - 12/13/2012

Shelf Life - 12/13/2012

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."

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