Pipe Dream Comics has posted an interview with me in which I get to run my mouth on all sorts of stuff -- from digital comics to which super-power I'd prefer.
Oh, and I tell the story of how I got into comics (and almost got into something more):
When I was about 13, I had an uncle — Uncle Edjzu — who drove a delivery truck, and one of they things he delivered was comic books. This was back before comic shops, when one had to find one’s funny books in drug stores.
So my uncle comes in one day with a big, cardboard box. It’s stuffed with comics — all of which had the covers torn off. That’s what they did back in the day — any comics they didn’t sell, they’d rip the cover off ‘em (so they couldn’t be resold) and sent ‘em back.
Well Uncle Edjzu swiped a bunch and brought them over for me and my younger brother. We dashed into our room with it, and immediately began dividing them up. I was drawn to the Marvel titles, while he was captured by the DC books. And from that day, and for many years after, I was a total Marvel zombie.
My tastes could have taken a *very* different turn. See, mid-way through our sorting frenzy, my mom whisked into the room, spirited the box away, and then returned it somewhat less full. Uncle Edjzu had stashed a bunch of coverless girlie mags at the bottom of the box.
Unfortunately, my mom caught wind of it, otherwise, poor Mary Jane Watson wouldn’t have stood a chance.
Follow the link for the whole schmeer.