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    That new Marvel blog I mentioned before by editor Nate Cosby now has an interview up with me that turned out interesting. To me, anyway. Mainly because Nate already knows everything about my Marvel work, so he asked a bunch of different questions, and we talk about Disney animation and so on. If you have a moment, go leave a comment reminding Marvel how much they should love me.


    Comment from jackmarlowe
    Time: October 17, 2007, 12:21 pm

    I like the interview, is very diferent. Is true the secret project of AOA or is a joke of nate? Iron Man is ongoing or limited?.
    I like the Disney films and Pixar, the second have a modern aspect that the first but this now still actual.

    I search information for conventions in my country. I publish in the other post of Nate but this is more actual and i put here.

    Hi, Jeff: I don´t go to any convention or conference in my country because i live in a island (palma de mallorca) and its expensive to travel but i read the Dolmen, a comic magazine that is the reference (created in 1994 and the last number #141 have an article in Memorian to Wieringo) and reported this reunions.

    After two days of research, i write two example with information.

    1 El Saló de Barcelona (Barcelona Convention): They make in april.
    Is the big place of reunion of comics in Spain with a focus comercial: the editorials publish a lot of comics to this event, present editorial plans for the rest of the year. Also a comic shops sold old and new comics.

    The saló have a section of exposition with a proportion of 3-4 spanish artist and 1-2 foreign.

    The writers and artist (guests) come here for the initiative of the organizers of Saló and the editorials. The pay the journey and the hotel.

    The guests give a conference press to the media general and the comic, in the case that is make, and after a turn of questions.

    The editorials make coincide the visit of the guests wiht a publications of their comics and after are a sesion on they firm comics books, autographs or draw.

    I think that be a good oportunity that Panini ( the editorial that have the rights of publication Marvel Comics) publish any of your works and promocionate:

    Agents of Atlas was a good letter of presentation, for me is a masterwork.

    X-men First Class was a option viable because Panini now Publis The Avengers of Joe Casey and the public can be more receptible.

    The line of Marvel Adventures: was a good option because you wrote the beginning of all and are accesible for people that cannot read superheroes and the fans of all life.

    Spider-man and Fantastic Four: I prefer that option had been with Mike Wieringo alive but think if the salon make a exposition in memorian to Ringo was a good option.

    At last i like that a spanish editorial publish The Interman and call you to present in Barcelona in a Conference.

    2 Jornadas de Avilés (conference): They make in the second week of september.
    Is the reunion of the professional of the comics and the focus is 90% cultural.

    Is the gold reign for the authors. George Perez says: All comic author should come to Avilés once in their life for know jornadas.

    The organizers are the best professionals and they have the support of the town hall, the mayor and the Youth Counciller.

    The guests when arrive to Avilés assist a oficial reception in the town hall. The organizars pay the airline ticket and the hotel adn make lunch and dinner oficial with the authors.

    The conference make a serie of activities: film projections of superheroes movies and others relationated with the world of comics in all aspects. The expositions are of spanish and foreign artists, in the case that they are guests do a visit guide and explain their works. Other activities is the comics studio or worshop that give the professionals of the school and the guests for the public. Other is the traditional match of football (soccer) with organizers, fans and guests.

    Also writers and artists of USA, Europe and Spain go to Aviés for live the experience and make the conference more bigger and good.

    But the most important part is the conference press with the fans (that are the most respectuful) and the general and comics media. The translators are very good.

    Also are a round table for talk with the authors and they can tell the experiencies and projects and answer the questions. In the talk ara a projector that show the work of the guest. After are a session of signature of autographs and draw. Exist the possibility for the artist of sold originals of their work to fans. Also are a session of all artist drawn in a big papers for that the presents can see the process of work.

    In the conference the organizars publish a diary strip (fanzine) and contain interview with guests, curiositys and anecdotes. The covers are drawn for the artists guests and the poster of the next year is assignated to a artist: is a honor most solicitated.

    Also are the avilés nights where the guests can go to pubs, discos and talk with fans and the comics media. A bar change ilustration for drink.

    At the end of the conference organizers give a gift to the guests: a statue based in a comic character. For the fans are a gift of numerate plate drawn of the artists.

    And the end of all, the organizers with the votes of presents make a prize-giving. The name of prize are funny: Prize George Perez to artist nice, Prize Ron Garney to artist good-looking…

    The list of guests and non guest in the twelve editions are big: Perez, Buscema, Rude, Carey, Philips, Prado… and increase every year.

    In Spain are more but i choose the most representative. You should ask so about with the colleague of profession and they told you their experiences. I don´t like that you go to Spain and have a deception.

    If you have questions or doubts i put my email for talk:


    I like that you go in Spain and achieve talk with you and autograph in my tpb of Agents of Atlas.

    Comment from Parker
    Time: October 17, 2007, 12:52 pm

    Hey Felipe, thank you very much. I’ll get over there somehow. I want the good-looking prize next time!

    Oh, the Iron Man book is just a one-shot that ties into a cartoon short.

    Comment from odessasteps
    Time: October 17, 2007, 5:42 pm


    Comment from chukw
    Time: October 17, 2007, 8:37 pm

    Cartoon shot? Get down on your knees and apologize, Parker! You will not believe your pitiful human light-sensing organs! FOOOOOOLLLL!!!!

    Comment from Parker
    Time: October 17, 2007, 9:47 pm

    Cartoon SHORT, Wojtkiewicz! Stop misquoting me!

    Comment from Zack Smith
    Time: October 18, 2007, 8:04 am

    Good interview! I like that you’re an old-school Scrooge fan. My copy of UNCLE SCROOGE MCDUCK: HIS LIFE AND TIMES is one of my all-time favorite comics…I want to get the hardcover someday. Hell, I’d like the whole 30-volume Carl Barks Library!

    It’s curious to see what could happen with animation in the next few years. With a Writers Guild strike a strong possibility, a lot of screenwriters are looking at animation as a way to work around the strike — though Warren Ellis reports the WGA is taking steps to block this. Still, I’d like to see an influx of animation with well-developed worlds and backstory, like we saw in the wake of BATMAN: TAS in the 1990s.

    My friends keep raving about AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER on Nickelodeon. Anyone watch that?

    Comment from Parker
    Time: October 18, 2007, 8:49 am

    Yeah, the WGA is trying to make it so if the screenwriters work in animation- a totally different union- they’ll be banned from trying to come back. I would use the term “blacklisted” if they’d feel comfortable with that…

    My friend Joaquim was a director on Airbender after working on Justice League. I hear it’s great, but I’ve never seen it.