Alejandro and I cover a lot in this extra long interview: Chupacabras, mentors, keeping up with the multi-layered world of Greg Rucka & Michael Lark's LAZARUS, Joshua Dysart's take on Valiant's Toyo Harada, the use of redemptive violence, and writing his new series for Valiant, DOCTOR TOMORROW.
I want to congratulate Stephen on his new position of VP, Head of Content, New Media at Marvel Entertainment
For the interview, we discussed his editing days at DC and Marvel and those learning experiences. How that affects his day to day job at Marvel nowadays.
We especially focused on with how he kept his creators fresh and focused as they grinded out the epic weekly series of DC’s 52 and the epic three times a month run of Spider-Man. Here’s my very enjoyable interview with Stephen Wacker. He even turns the tables on me during the lightning round.
It's back to Portrait of an Editor's regular format. I talk with freelance editor Greg Lockard, who is editing comiXology's "The Black Ghost" and writing the OGN "Liebestrasse."
We also talk about his time at Vertigo and the mentoring he received from Shelly Bond and Will Dennis. And finally, the Lightning Round returns.
Here’s the last interview from New York Comic-Con. I had a terrific talk with David Hedgecock, who, along with being an editor, is an Associate Publisher at IDW. We had an informative talk about networking, managing all the talented editors at IDW, and what he was looking forward to seeing as a fan while at the convention.
In this interview, I reconnect with Christina “Steenz” Stewart. We discuss her take on the con, what her agenda was for a show of New York’s size and the best approach to building a community or network.
FYI— Steenz’s first interview on Portrait of an Editor is still available for free on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google Play and Podomatic.