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    I realized I didn't say this further up thread, so now, before it's too late: Thanks Mr. Fraction and Mr. Aja for answering my questions.
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    thanks for the time and your kind attention, folks.
    • CommentAuthorJames
    • CommentTimeNov 14th 2009
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    Brian Chippendale.
    He's so great.
    oh, i really like DO ANYTHING.
    Yes! Really enjoying that. I'd love to sit down with it as a book someday.

    Thanks for the answers, Matt. Hope you feel better.
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    Thank you, both Matt and Kelly Sue, for the replies on favorite KC eateries. Hopefully I'll be able to try that pizza at some point soon.

    I hope the HL and Matt feel better soon. I grok the self-purchased health care. Unfortunately, I've found that to be a trade-off to being a freelancer or other form of self-employed situation.

    Now if only Murray's wasn't seasonal...
    • CommentAuthoralbertrn
    • CommentTimeNov 14th 2009
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    Love Casanova and i'm enjoying the run on Iron Man, have you read any of the 60's spy books by Adam Diment featuring his oversexed druggie hero Philip McAlpine. When i hear Casonova Quinn's voice i always hear him as a cross between McAlpine and Dirk Bogarde's Gabriel from Modesty Blaise. The covers for Stark: Disassembled also seem to have 60's feel do you have any say in their design
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    Am I too late? If yes ignore the bottom, if no then much appreciated if you could give me your thoughts on:

    The Emma and Scott psychic affair and depending on your answer what you made of the Jason Wyngarde/Jean psychic sex thing that occured during the DPS...also do you think Jean slept with Wyngarde as Black Queen? Just wondering cause it'd be pretty hilarious if she did.
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    Big thanks to this Q&A! Seriously, this was a fun and insightful week!
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    Thanks to Matt and Kelly Sue and the Merry Artists for sharing the love and knowledge.
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      CommentAuthorRob Bass
    • CommentTimeNov 14th 2009
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    Thanks, Matt & Kelly Sue & Fabio & David, for being so generous. One of the best threads I can remember. Particularly loved that DO ANYTHING bomb that went off near the end of Page 25.
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    Yeah, thank you Matt, Kelly Sue, and all the rest of FRACTION TEAM-UP ACTION WEEK. You've all been awesome — especially Matt and Kelly Sue for keeping this up through Matt and HL being sick.

    (BTW, as someone whose legal first name is Henry, I appreciate the fact that you guys are part of the growing movement to reclaim that name.)

    Matt, I had one last question: How does your work for Marvel mesh with your work for independent companies? Now that you're at Marvel you aren't producing much creator-owned or independently-published work — is that something that's likely to change relatively soon, or are you happy playing in other peoples' sandboxes rather than spending a good part of your time building your own?

    (I ask because, as much as I've enjoyed all your Marvel WFH work I've read, I'd much rather be reading things like CASANOVA that are more like direct slices of your brain, not run through existing company-owned characters and status quos and everything.)
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    we'll take it into overtime:
    ave you read any of the 60's spy books by Adam Diment featuring his oversexed druggie hero Philip McAlpine. When i hear Casonova Quinn's voice i always hear him as a cross between McAlpine and Dirk Bogarde's Gabriel from Modesty Blaise.


    nope; never heard of 'em. will check it out.

    The covers for Stark: Disassembled also seem to have 60's feel do you have any say in their design


    yeah; they came out of conversations between me and the designer, rian hughes.
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    The Emma and Scott psychic affair and depending on your answer what you made of the Jason Wyngarde/Jean psychic sex thing that occured during the DPS...also do you think Jean slept with Wyngarde as Black Queen? Just wondering cause it'd be pretty hilarious if she did.


    this is a super-cop-out, but: as the guy writing the book right now, if I answer the question, it could, in a way, be perceived as canonical; whereas I think it's deliberately ambiguous for any number of reasons and it's more interesting to me to keep that kind of thing subjective. I'll say this: I think Grant's run was filled with very deliberate callbacks to the classic moments in Claremont's run...
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    Now that you're at Marvel you aren't producing much creator-owned or independently-published work — is that something that's likely to change relatively soon, or are you happy playing in other peoples' sandboxes rather than spending a good part of your time building your own?


    well, politely-- i'm not PUBLISHING much creator-owned work. it doesn't mean i'm not writing it. There's all kinds of stuff I've written that you just haven't seen, yknow?

    the rest i think i've answered well somewhere upthread. I think in response to Sigrid? but i gots the swine, i don't know what the fuck i'm saying anymore.
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    "it doesn't mean i'm not writing it. There's all kinds of stuff I've written that you just haven't seen, yknow?"

    Matt, you just put a big smile on my face. :-)
    • CommentAuthorKarlRuben
    • CommentTimeNov 14th 2009
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    I guess I'm too late for the asking questions part, but I'd like to say thanks for doing this thread; as always, it's a treat to hear you talk about process. Ever since Savant and Poplife, your words have always been a fantastic source for inspiration and energy when I hit the creative doldrums.
    One extremely low-energy question, if you're still reading: couldn't find an e-mail address on your website - where do I send the gushing fanmail?

    Feel better!
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    I don't have another question for you Matt--I just wanted to say thank you for spending time above and beyond the call, 'specially with pork pox.
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    One more thank you; this has been fun to read (and participate in).
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    Presuming it isn't too late, have you ever done any public speaking outside of conventions (in school, dramatics, school office), and if so, how did that inform your decision to write. On a related secondary note, are there any public speakers (or writers for public speakers), that inspired you? Audiobooks? I personally quite like Neil Gaiman reading his work, and would welcome version of both yours, and Warren's spoken into my audible bits.

    I hope you get onto the feeling a bit better soon, and many thanks for this nifty Q&A session!
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    Matt's sick, and I fell sick Friday and am barely conscious, so I'm calling this done before I pass out for another 24 hrs.

    Immense thanks to Matt.

    (And also to Kelly Sue, Fabio and David.)

    -- W