Tuesday, December 01, 2009
Ron Marz Goes Back to School
No, this isn’t some plot for some sort of reality show that resembles Billy Madison or anything like that. Comic creators Jim Starlin (The Infinity War, Death of the New Gods) Ron Marz (Witchblade, Green Lantern), Matthew Dow Smith (Dr. Who, Sandman Mystery Theatre) and Terry Austin (Uncanny X-Men, Dr. Strange) visited Woodstock Day School in Woodstock, NY and gave a presentation on how comics are made. From the script, to pencils, to inks, coloring and lettering.
“It was a great experience because the kids were so attentive. A lot of them said they were reading manga, so the language of storytelling was already familiar to them,” said writer Ron Marz. “Some had even started writing and drawing their own stories. It gives you hope that there actually is another generation of readers coming up, as long as we can provide them with material they’re interested in reading.”