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Paul Kupperberg on March 13th, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 13, 2020

Paul Kupperberg’s Illustrated Guide to Writing Comics
by Paul Kupperberg. Cover by Steven Butler. Foreword by Joe Staton.

PAUL KUPPERBERG’S ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO WRITING COMICS
By Paul Kupperberg

Foreword by Joe Staton • Cover by Steven Butler
Charlton Neo Media
Trade Paperback, Illustrated, 126 pages
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Paul Kupperberg on March 10th, 2020

I’ve written all sorts of different things in my career, from your basic short stories and novels and comic books to marketing and licensing material in every shape and form. One of those marketing jobs was Weird Organic Tales for Stuart Gordon, the brains behind Chicago’s famed Organic Theater Company, whose productions included WARP!Read the rest

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Paul Kupperberg on February 21st, 2020

Browsing through old DC Comics house ads reminds me of probably my all-time favorite comic book, Showcase, a title I would eventually get to contribute to. Here’s the introduction I wrote in 1992 for the collected THE ESSENTIAL SHOWCASE (1956-1959) volume.… Read the rest

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Paul Kupperberg on July 3rd, 2019

From my files:

The header on this typewritten script for a six-page Green Lantern mini-comic is “General Foods Canadian Comics.” I’m guessing it was a custom comic, probably one of a series from the late-1970s, probably a pack-in for some Canadian General Foods product–but I don’t recall the project, nor do I have a copy of the finished mini-comic in my files.… Read the rest

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Paul Kupperberg on January 7th, 2016

WWE_Kids_Magazine_May_June_2008In 2008, I was doing a freelance-staff gig in DC Comics’ Collected Editions department. I was brought in to do all the prep work on the next couple years worth of (then) scheduled Showcase Presents volumes. I would create dummy books (essentially Xerox copies of all the stories in the book in their proper order), book maps (the complete list of all the stories), and Tables of Content, so that when that book came up on the schedule, all they had to do was pull the appropriate binder from the shelf to get that particular volume immediately into production.… Read the rest

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Paul Kupperberg on October 13th, 2015

TCA4_coverYou know about Charlton Neo, don’t you? The Charlton Comics Facebook page started by Fester Faceplant that lead to what was supposed to be a one-off “fan” publication The Charlton Arrow, which somehow blossomed into Charlton Neo, the little comic book company with a big heart that I help oversee with pals Roger McKenzie and Mort Todd.… Read the rest

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