Here’s the second half of my two-part interview with Greg Tumbarello. In this one, we talk about his approach to analyzing comic books scripts, the effort it takes to be an overnight success, recovering from losing a job, and upcoming projects that he edited – STILLETO and TUSKER.
This is the first two-parter of 2019 and it’s packed with a whole bunch of info for you.
I should part two posted next week.
In today’s conversation with Greg Tumbarello, we talk about his approach to editing covers, his origin story, his mentors Ralph Macchio and Bob Schreck, and the persistence he maintained to create a career in the comics industry.
Also, once again, you get to hear my take on the ending of John Carpenter’s The Thing.
It has been a year since Sebastian Girner provided the lowdown on life as a freelance editor. Well, things do change. Today we talk about his TKO Studios' Editor-in-Chief gig, binge editing, binge reading & TKO's 2nd wave of books.
We also discuss the greatest comic book store in SoCal-- Burbank's House of Secrets.
When the concept of PORTRAIT OF AN EDITOR was forming in my brain, I made up a list of editors I really wanted to interview. Louise Simonson was high on that list for a heck of a lot of reasons. Having the chance to speak with her was a great pleasure.
We talked about her early days at Warren publishing, Archie Goodwin’s legacy, editing covers, Star Wars, and Power Pack.
Here’s my interview with Kevin Ketner of Dynamite Comics. We had a good time talking about covers, scheduling, how exciting collaboration can be and also got his origin story. Second, you can now find Portrait of an Editor on Spotify. Just do a search and it will come up under podcasts.
For the first interview of 2019, I caught up with Humanoids' Senior Editor Fabrice Sapolsky.
A year ago I spoke with him as he was settling into his new position as Senior Editor. He hinted a lot at the new H1 line then, and now he talks a bit more about it and its premiere this spring on New Comic Book Day. We talk about the other Humanoids imprints Fabrice oversees, Spider-Man: Noir, the roles of various creators on the H1 line, and how to maintain the passion for a project even though it might take two years for it to see the light of day.
For the last episode of 2018, I have something a little different. Dexter Adriano has been an editor on PSYCH, ARROW & LEGENDS OF TOMORROW. Right now he's an editor for Marvel's AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.
So today I find out what a TV editor does during his workday. We also talk about Tim Truman's SCOUT, having Roger Corman and John Badham for mentors, and not being perfect.
On New Comic Book Day, December 5, SNAP FLASH HUSTLE published by Black Mask Studios and created by Emily Pearson & Pat Shand premieres.
Not only did we have a great talk about their new mini-series but also about making a living and securing a retirement while creating comic books, pitching, and the inspiring creative environment that Black Mask Studios nurtures for its creators.
I’ll say it again-- Over the past year, I’ve become a big fan of Valiant Comics. I thoroughly enjoy the events and characters that make-up their superhero universe, especially the conflicted protagonists of Toyo Harada and Livewire.
So it was a great pleasure to talk to Valiant’s Executive Editor Joseph Illidge about those characters, Stan Lee, Dwayne McDuffie and how Dwayne influenced Joseph’s approach to editing.