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Joe Quesada’s cover to AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #1. I don’t know, I should probably just rename my blog the Joe Quesada Art Blog, considering I feel like I post just about every piece of art of his that shows up on the Internet.

Joe Quesada’s cover to AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #1. I don’t know, I should probably just rename my blog the Joe Quesada Art Blog, considering I feel like I post just about every piece of art of his that shows up on the Internet.

Photo of Joe Quesada from that great Sunday article in the New York Times. I love stories like these. Especially the bit about his daughter and what kind of Dad he tries to be for her. I’m embarrassed but I am getting older so the nesting thing is beginning to get stronger and stronger with each passing year.  

Photo of Joe Quesada from that great Sunday article in the New York Times. I love stories like these. Especially the bit about his daughter and what kind of Dad he tries to be for her. I’m embarrassed but I am getting older so the nesting thing is beginning to get stronger and stronger with each passing year.  

There are some editors, and I must admit to being among them, who think that maybe no-prize mania has gotten out of hand. Imagine if you will that you’re the writer of say, CAPTAIN AMERICA, and you’re doing your best to create some really good stories for the Living Legend, okay? With the editor’s permission, you go through the month’s stack of mail. You can’t wait to see what the fans have to say. Their praise will help make some of the hard work you put into a story worthwhile. Their criticism will let you know the areas where you need to improve. But what happens? Ninety per cent of your mail says “On page 14 panel 3, Cap’s glove is colored yellow not read. I think I deserve a no-prize for spotting this.” And that’s the entire letter! No opinion is expressed about the story at all. A writer can only assume that this one flaw either ruined the reader’s enjoyment to such an extent that it’s all he or she could think about when he or she wrote…or the mistake actually enhanced the reader’s enjoyment of the story because finding fault in others is that reader’s main joy in comics reading! Picture this— a nation of people who love fault-finding…who only speak to one another to inform them of their imperfections! I don’t know about you, but I wouldn’t want to live there.

Mark Gruenwald, legendary Marvel Comics Writer/Editor, predicting the Internet. From Tom Brevoort who yesterday reminded us of G-Day, the day we lost both Gruenwald and Mike Wieringo—legendary artist who did amazing runs on The Flash and Fantastic Four.

AXEL ALONSO, the new editor in chief of Marvel Comics, was recalling how, about 10 years ago, when he was less experienced and recently hired by the company, he persuaded the British writer Peter Milligan to take over a struggling superhero comic called X-Force. “We drank all night, to the degree I realized I can’t go home because I’ll be sick,” said Mr. Alonso, a lean man of 45 with a bald head and a close-cropped beard. “We walked around all night, got breakfast the next day. I said, ‘So, you’re writing this.’ He said, ‘Yeah, I’m writing this.’ ”

— From the New York Times article, “Marvel Faces a Mighty Foe.” Any kind of story coming from Axel and I would hang off his ear to hear. He’s just one of those few guys I want to grow up to be like. 

Agent M Loves Tacos: Apply for a Marvel Internship--Spring 2011 Edition!* →

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I posted this on my Marvel.com blog, but want to make sure it’s not missed by my rad Tumblr crew. I found one of my current interns through Twitter, so don’t scoff at the opportunity!

The fine folks in charge of internships at Marvel once again asked me to pass this along:

Marvel is seeking…

You guys, this is one of the best things you can do if you have the time in your busy life. Working with Ryan and company was one of the best things I ever did and if you are able to do it I highly encourage you to do so.

(Source: fans.marvel.com)

Here is a pretty great interview with my former boss, Agent M. →

By the excellent Chris Arrant.

Have you seen this? The Old Spice guy as Luke Cage. I can’t tell you how much I love “What The..?!”

Mastering the List. →

My Marvel.com Intern Partner in Crime Who Now Lives in the Netherlands is on Tumblr! Go follow her, she’s an awesome future Editor in the making.