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    Do you see Iron Man as closer to a Batman type of hero or closer to a Superman type of hero?


    neither. tony is maybe close to bruce wayne, but iron man is something neither of them are.

    Do you see the Mandarin as closer to a Kingpin type of villain or closer to a Leader type of villain?


    again, neither. you'll have to wait and read my take to see what i mean.
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    And so that's basically the dialect, I think. Hagel and Freud, superimposed onto our mythic archetypes, forever repeating a synthesis of psychic states through the guise of escapist myth.


    Wow. This response/consideration was on point! Thanks.
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    Is the Baseball story still on your slate?


    vaguely, but it requires a research trip to Japan with my artist, and we've yet to excite a publisher enough to foot that bill.

    I'm sure you've heard the famous Dock Ellis story of pitching a no-hitter while tripping on LSD-


    nice. i posted a link to a dock ellis folk art gallery a while back that was fucking hilarious.
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    @Nicoleet - I only recently learned how hard it is to make comics but my love for making and reading them comes from the fact that their DNA is a stew of design and illustration and story. It's like why you should get a mixed breed dog over a pure-bred. Before that, I got into them as a kid and they got into me. I'm hard-wired for comics.

    Sub-question: I want to own and operate a family diner in a small town, wear an apron, get fat, and know everyone.
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    again, neither. you'll have to wait and read my take to see what i mean.


    Looking forward to it. Part of the problem with longs arcs is that I get the feeling that you've only begun to scratch the surface on where you have already taken the character in your own head.

    You touched on this a little bit already, but, what has it been like for you to read the IMMORTAL WEAPONS mini-series? I think it's been fantastic but I imagine that there's got to be a little mental jenga for you to reconcile it with what you already "know" about the characters.
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    dialectic, not dialect. goddammit.

    sorry this has been such an adventure of diminishing returns...
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    Ha! I missed that. You're not feeling well. This has been awesome, so y'know, no worries.
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      CommentAuthorBlanche
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    dialectic, not dialect. goddammit.


    No worries, your point was definitely understood. It was also completely awesome. Thank you.
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    Although they can be re-interpreted in different hands, do you think there's a corollary to your theory and the fact that Superman, Batman (Superego), Spider-Man (Ego), and The Hulk (Id) are the most well-known and beloved of superheroes? Or are those unfair pairings and they just benefited from better Pop PR?
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    i only agree with one of your categorizations, but i suspect that success has some correlation to closeness-to-primacy.
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      CommentAuthorm3t4lfi3nd
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    Hi Matt. A few for you if you're still up to it.

    Johnny Craig or Graham Ingels?

    If you could radically re-tell or re-invent or just take nearly-absolute creative license with any Marvel character (apoligies if I missed this one being asked), hero or villian (not counting Iron Man) anyone of interest?

    What comic do you remember reading that at the time you thought pushed the boundaries of moral deceny, good taste or totally skull-fucked them more aptly put and made you pause to say "wow" or "holy fuck!" or something in response? Whether story, art or both!

    Thanks man.
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    Frank Miller has directed films. Mark Millar says there's a directing job on his horizon. Seeing as how you have experience behind a camera does the idea of directing a comics property on the big screen sound appealing to you?

    Also, I'm learning After Effects for my job. I assume it was a part of your toolbox at MK12. Any advice for a novice?
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    Also, I can't remember where I read it, but you once wrote about an idea you had to go out and hide porn in the woods so that kids could find it there the way your generation did. I've always thought that was one of the funniest things I've ever read. Hopefully, I'm not misremembering it too badly.
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    Johnny Craig or Graham Ingels?


    oh, gosh. um... craig.

    If you could radically re-tell or re-invent or just take nearly-absolute creative license with any Marvel character (apoligies if I missed this one being asked), hero or villian (not counting Iron Man) anyone of interest?


    yes.

    but i won't say who or what.

    that chance, though, is always super-exciting. i wish sometimes down to my toes i'd gotten to be a part of the ULTIMATE stuff, just for the opportunity to stab at something like that.


    What comic do you remember reading that at the time you thought pushed the boundaries of moral deceny, good taste or totally skull-fucked them more aptly put and made you pause to say "wow" or "holy fuck!" or something in response? Whether story, art or both!


    heh. um... BLACK KISS? I dunno.
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    ou once wrote about an idea you had to go out and hide porn in the woods so that kids could find it there the way your generation did.


    yes. in my day you had to go digging through weird hobo huts to find porn. not like kids these days with their internets and the googles.

    we should pick an arbitrary day, make it national porn in the woods day, where gentlemen of a certain generation pay those adolescent boners forward by leaving a HUSTLER next to a treestump or something.
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    does the idea of directing a comics property on the big screen sound appealing to you?


    not a comics property, just because of the greenscreen work involved. i mean, i wouldn't say no, but i don't miss greenscreen shooting, i miss actors and cameramen and funny grips hacking cellphones between takes and overeager wardrobe and prop ladies and awesome set designers and first ADs that tell you about shooting DC CAB and MANHATTAN.

    Also, I'm learning After Effects for my job. I assume it was a part of your toolbox at MK12. Any advice for a novice?


    fuck around as much as possible.
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    @matt - This one might have gotten lost in the shuffle unless you feel like you covered it

    You touched on this a little bit already, but, what has it been like for you to read the IMMORTAL WEAPONS mini-series? I think it's been fantastic but I imagine that there's got to be a little mental jenga for you to reconcile it with what you already "know" about the characters.
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    You touched on this a little bit already, but, what has it been like for you to read the IMMORTAL WEAPONS mini-series? I think it's been fantastic but I imagine that there's got to be a little mental jenga for you to reconcile it with what you already "know" about the characters.


    it's been really strong. and nah, i let go of that world a long time ago.
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    the amazing writer/singer of WARZONE WOMYN named MANTOOTH has a whole diatribe about woods porn...and you wrote a comic named MANTOOTH...holy crap. the woods porn conspiracy is real.
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    What do you think about the up and coming trend of motion comics? DO you think it will last or is it something that will be looked back on in a few years in a "WTF were we thinking" kind of way? And if you think they last, what series would you like to see become motion comics?