Chuck, any advice for a 22 year old feeling paralyzed by fear at the cusp of adulthood?
Every age has its own fear. In childhood I feared bullies and the Vietnam draft. In adulthood I feared failing at a career. I feared the death of my parents — my greatest fear to date. Please just accept that a greater fear will always arrive to replace the last fear. Then, regardless, do what you dream of doing.
P.S. In the photo recently posted of me holding the hand-lettered sign, I spelled my own name wrong. I am an idiot. At times that is a blessing.
I have writing books by Denny O'Neil and Peter David. I love your writing, and feel it's SO much different from both of them (I love them too). What sets your book apart? What does it focus on? I'm really interested.
words for pictures is not a how to write like ME book in the traditional sense.
it is me being your verbose guide to the process of how comics are made and why, or why comics should be made and then I am your host as I introduce you to many other creators and we get a peek into their philosophy at their work habits,
of the many highlights of the book that people will be surprised by include the chapter ‘how I write Hawkeye’ by Matt fraction, the editors Roundtable where editors tell you the absolute do’s and don’ts of how to behave yourself, and the artists roundtable where many artists who do not do interviews express what they like and don’t like about collaborations.
and the chapter on the nitty-gritty of how to run your business which many books on the subject ignore but could not be more important in this culture