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This week Ron Marz chats with comic artist, concept artist, fight choreographer and weapons instructor Rafael Kayanan about their mutual love of Edgar Rice Burroughs and the John Carter movie that almost was.
Prompted by Lego destruction, Ron Marz examines the challenge of playing with someone else's toys when doing work-for-hire, and the balance between reverence and innovation.
What happens when creators on the same book just can't get along? Ron Marz looks at the collaborative nature of comic books and some of these reasons writer-artist pairings go awry.
This week Ron Marz examines the often overlooked art of comic book lettering, sharing tips on how to create the best project and speaking with frequent collaborator Troy Peteri.
Ron Marz kicks off 2012 by examining the sticky situation of branding, and whether creators are helped or hindered by their ability to deliver work across multiple genres.
Ron shares the story of a fan actively helping sell his comic store owner on "Shinku," illustrating the power of fan activism and the problem with today's comic book market. Plus, an exclusive preview of "Shinku" #4!
This week Ron Marz opines about the desk at his home office, the comfort it provides, and the many other places he's had to write, as well as why they're all beneficial to the process.
Ron Marz brings his Thanksgiving leftovers to the table this week, sharing thoughts on a variety of topics that have been occupying space in his brain recently.
In light of Frank Miller's comments on Occupy Wall Street, Ron Marz examines political opinions and the slippery slope of fans not being able to separate a work from the person making it.
Ron Marz is back with stories from Joe Sinnott and Ramona Fradon's 85th birthday as well as a look at the Hero Initiative, a non-profit charity supporting comic creators in need.
In honor of Halloween, Ron Marz looks at the legendary parties thrown by master of horror Bernie Wrightson, and the gathering of creative professionals that joined in the fun.
Ron Marz is back this week with the advice he plans to give his daughter if she pursues her goal to become a writer. The ups, the downs and how to navigate the murky waters.
Ron goes all the way back to his college days to discuss the journalism principles that inform his comics writing -- the 5 Ws -- and how they pertain especially to #1 issues.
All this week, Ron Marz goes behind the scenes of his upcoming DC relaunch title "Voodoo." Today Ron looks at the lettered pages and discusses the finer points of dialogue and narration.
All this week, Ron Marz goes behind the scenes of his upcoming DC relaunch title "Voodoo." Today Ron looks at the subtle details colorist Jessica Kholine adds to Sami Basri's pages.
All this week, Ron Marz goes behind the scenes of his upcoming DC relaunch title "Voodoo." Today he looks at line art from Sami Basri and explores the notion of acting in art.
All this week, Ron Marz goes behind the scenes of his upcoming DC relaunch title "Voodoo." In today's installment he takes a look at the script with layouts by Sami Basri.
Ron Marz discusses the spinner racks of his youth and the mystery and allure of the Quarter Bin, praising the journey of finding new books. Plus a special tease regarding "Voodoo" #1.
This week Ron Marz examines the hot-button issue of female creators in comics, and cites what can be done to support them as well as some of his own experiences working with them.
In lieu of making the cross-country trek to Comic-Con, Ron looks at his history with the show and the changes he's seen over the years while encouraging attendees to spend some time at Tr!ckster.
Ron Marz is back with a tale about how going out to lunch with your editor to discuss your current book can sometimes lead to an assignment you never asked for.
Ron Marz asks - and answers - the age-old comics question regarding the importance of story and art, using Gibbons, Williiams and Kirby to prove that the two should work hand in hand.
Today, Ron Marz announces that after writing over seventy chapters of the adventures of Sara Pezzini, he -- along with series artist Stjepan Sejic -- will be leaving "Witchblade" with the publication of issue #150.
Ron discusses returning to the world of Kyle Rayner along with artist Darryl Banks, describing the emotional attachment he has to the character after developing him from scratch in the pages of "Green Lantern."
This week, Ron buys a guitar with the intent of learning how to play it and encourages others to stop thinking about taking on a new challenge and simply knuckle down and do it.
This week Ron talks about "Thor," the book he always wanted to write, and exactly what happened when he got his wish. He also touches on some of his work on titles he wasn't as attached to going in.
This week, Ron Marz shines the spotlight on creator-owned comics and the risk and rewards they offer with an in-depth look into the creation of "Shinku," his new Image Comics title.
Ron takes a look at projects pitched but never approved for various reasons, including a project to be illustrated by Dusty Abell and "Altered Egos," a Superman/Batman Elseworlds co-pitched with Cully Hamner.
Ron Marz writes his most personal column to date, remembering how his mother encouraged a love of reading when he was a boy and detailing the long decline into dementia she's now suffering.
Ron Marz returns with a look at the triumphs and pitfalls of convention season from the creator's side of the table and explores the relationship between pros and the fans who support their work.
Ron reflects on the words and wisdom of his all time favorite editor, Archie Goodwin, as he looks at current industry trends when it comes to editorial edicts versus allowing creators to simply tell their stories.
Today, Ron Marz delves into the concept of death in comics in light of the recently released "Fantastic Four" #587 and eulogizes his friend and creative partner on "Pantheon City," the late Clement Sauvé.
This week, Ron Marz examines his own approach to stories and storytelling, different types of protagonists and brings along exclusive Whilce Portacio art from "Artifacts" #5.
This week, Ron Marz looks at the current state of comics and it's over-reliance on super heroes, positing that for the industry to grow in the future, it needs to expand into and embrace a wider variety of genres.