Tuesday, August 30, 2016


Here's my panel schedule for this weekend's Baltimore Comic Con.  The rest of the time I'll be at my table signing books.  If you're at the convention, please come by and say hello!


Room 343-344
2:30-3:30 - J.M. DeMatteis Spotlight
Award-winning writer J.M. DeMatteis began his career in the late-'70s working on DC Comics' horror line of books. In 1980, he moved over to Marvel, where he worked on The Defenders and Captain America. He is currently working with long-time collaborator, Keith Giffen on DC's Scooby Apocalypse, as well as The Adventures of the Augusta Wind Vol. 2: The Last Story and The Last One from IDW Publishing. Join DeMatteis, along with moderator Robert Greenberger, for a look back at his amazing career!


Room 343-344
12:15-1:15 - The Process of Writing
One of the big questions asked of writers is "how do you do it?" That's difficult to answer because there are many ways to write. Join writers J.M. DeMatteis, Paul Storrie, Amy Chu, Mark Waid, and Hope Larson as they discuss how they write. Moderated by Robert Greenberger.

Room 343-344
12:15-1:15 - Worlds to Build
Building a new world for comic characters to inhabit takes skill and planning. J.M. DeMatteis, Keith Giffen, Walter Simonson, and Fabian Nicieza along with moderator Paul Levitz talk about the power of world building.

Room 347-348
 1:30-2:30 - Music and Comic Books

Comic books are silent - no music. But what about comic book creators? Join Charles Soule, J. M. DeMatteis, Amy Chu, and karaoke king James Tynion as they discuss how music influences them and their creativity. Moderated by Christina Blanch.

Sunday, August 28, 2016


Last week at Terrificon, I did a Spider-Man panel with Dan Slott, Roger Stern and Peter David where we discussed what it was like for us writing the life and times of Peter Parker.  You can view it below.  Enjoy!  (And, no, that's not how you pronounce my last name, but it always seems to trip people up.)

Tuesday, August 23, 2016


Here's a video of Saturday's Keith Giffen Roast at Terrificon.  We were supposed to be insulting and degrading Keith (all in the name of humor, of course), but, as you'll see, we have such respect and affection for the guy that this was less a roast than a celebration of an extraordinary forty year career.   

That said, there is quite a bit of profanity flying around, so forewarned is forearmed.

Monday, August 22, 2016


Back from Terrificon at Mohegan Sun and it was...well...terrific.  Got to meet some wonderful—and wonderfully heartfelt—fans.  Spent a lot of time with that upstart kid, Keith Giffen.  (On Saturday we did a Giffen Roast that basically turned into a Giffen Lovefest.)  Had a great Spider-Man panel with Dan Slott, Peter David and Roger Stern (who I hadn't seen in something like twenty years).  Chatted with folks like Scott Kolins, Paul Levitz, Joe Staton and Todd Dezago (to name a few).  And did I mention the wonderfully heartfelt fans?

Thanks to Mitch Hallock and Spencer Beck for being such good hosts.  On to Baltimore!

Blue Beetle and Booster Gold meet Giffen and DeMatteis
Roasting Giffen (that's Paul Levitz next to Keith)
The Spider-Man panel with Dan Slott, Peter David, JMD and Roger Stern

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016


I had a great conversation last night with the fine folks at the We Talk Comics podcast.  We discussed my new Augusta Wind series, the upcoming collected editions of The Last One and Seekers Into The Mystery, looked back at projects like Moonshadow and Blood and discussed the nature of Life, The Universe and Everything.  You can listen to the entire conversation right here.  Hope you enjoy it!


This weekend I'll be heading to the Mohegan Sun hotel in Uncasville, Connecticut for the three day Terrificon.  They've got a fantastic guest list—and I'm looking forward to seeing old friends like Keith Giffen and Paul Levitz, as well as participating in a Spider-Man panel with living legends Dan Slott, Roger Stern and Peter David.  

If you're at the con, stop by my table, say hello and be sure to bring some books for me to sign.  See you there, I hope!

Tuesday, August 2, 2016


A few years ago, at the Connecticut Comic-Con, I was interviewed by the fine folks at the Superior Spider-Talk podcast.  The interview just popped up on YouTube and you can listen to it right here.