It's another special Portrait of an Editor prep for New York Comic Comic episode. This time I catch up with Kevin Ketner of Dynamite Entertainment.
We talk about his approach to this year’s NYCC, the importance of face time with creators, what music he is listening to, and what he’s editing nowadays.
After talking with Jason Rodriguez about the Cats movie trailer, Midsommer, and Star Trek, we finally manage to discuss the OGNs he has edited: Voces Sin Fronteras, APB: Artists against Police Brutality: A Comic Book Anthology, Postcards: True Stories That Never Happened, and, my personal favorite, Colonial Comics volumes 1 & 2.
Max Allan Collins dives deep into the past, present, and the future of Ms. Tree and how his character found a new home at Hard Case Crime. We also talk about Road to Perdition and working with editors Dean Mullaney, Mike Gold, Andy Hefler, and Charles Ardai.
As a follow up to my interview with Michael Oeming & Taki Soma about DICK TRACY FOREVER, I interviewed IDW Publishing Group Editor's Denton Tipton. We breakdown what a group editor does, his workload, why he watches Barney Miller, why Dick Tracy isn't obsolete, and hear about a great comic book convention in Spain, Salon Internacional de Comic de Granada.
A heads up. There are a few f-bombs and other bad words in this one. It was an honor to have Mark Chiarello on the show. The genesis of this podcast came from a conversation Mark and I had over two years ago in Burbank.
After some gestation and a few reality checks, Portrait of an Editor was born. And today things come full circle. It's not the podcast we talked about. I don't think either of us could have pulled that off, but as the Rolling Stones sang, "You can't always get what you want…”
We also talk about Mark’s approach to editing, working with Darwyn Cooke, tricking Paul Levitz, and the education he received from Archie Goodwin.