Since I was about ten years old.
What do you want visitors and locals to know about writing that they may not already know?
That writers are usually working when it looks like we’re not doing anything. Much of writing is internal work done before and after the actual craft of writing is enacted. At least that’s what i tell my wife when she thinks I’m being lazy.
How has the industry evolved over the years?
That’s honestly far too complex a question to answer in a short blog interview. Although we have lost entire generations of comic readers and as an industry are not currently doing nearly enough to attract young readers to the medium, we have also done a terrific job of expanding the kinds of genres and stories being told to adults. So diversity is better than maybe it has even been since the 1940s or 50s, but audience reach is actually at its worse.
How did Deadpool come about?
I refer you to the approximately eight hundred interviews that currently exist on line that answer this question for details.
How has the success of the Deadpool movie helped increase Deadpool’s awareness and popularity?
The character’s popularity had been on a very steady upwards trend for years due to propagation on social media and through licensing gears at teens, but the movie kicked it up several notches on a global basis.
What’s next for you?
After I’m done answering questions for this blog, I have to get a cup of coffee, then I have to work on a branding document for a Canadian charitable organization. Oh, you didn’t mean my immediate future? Well, I’ll continue to do what I’ve done for the last fifteen years: a little bit of comics, a little bit of video game or animation work, and a lot of intellectual property management for Hollywood studios, video and toy companies, brand companies and governments.
What social media do you use?
Mostly keep it limited to Facebook, Twitter and a little Instagram. I think its’ very easy to get lost in plethora of social media sites and since my job is to live in imaginary worlds, I prefer to spend my non-working hours in the real world.
Describe writing in 5 words or less
Sorry, that’s a writing exercise and I get paid to write. 🙂