Nerdist Writers Panel

Creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg and designer Lisa Hanawalt discuss the conception of the animated comedy, Raphael's inspiration from Lisa's middle-school drawings, the freedom of working with Netflix, going dark and serialized, and lots more.

Get the new digital-only comics from Ben Acker & Ben Blacker at http://thrillingadventurehour.com/wordpress/comic-books/. Origin issues of The Thrilling Adventure Hour's Sparks Nevada, Marshal on Mars, and Beyond Belief!

 

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The creator of Y: The Last Man, Saga, and Marvel's The Runaways, and more discusses his process, world-building, ending stories, and telling personal stories in the comic book medium.

Recorded at New York ComicCon on October 10, 2014.

Get the new digital-only comics from Ben Acker & Ben Blacker at http://thrillingadventurehour.com/wordpress/comic-books/. Origin issues of The Thrilling Adventure Hour's Sparks Nevada, Marshal on Mars, and Beyond Belief!

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The creators of the USA comedy, Michaela Watkins (Saturday Night Live; Trophy Wife) and Damon Jones (Halfway Home) discuss issue-driven comedy, long takes, complicated characters, selling their series twice, their writers' room, and lots more. Benched airs Tuesday nights on USA!

 

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Marvel comics mastermind Brian Michael Bendis sits down to talk about the adaptation of his comic Powers to TV, creating the “new” Spider-man, Miles Morales, his work ethic, putting personal stories and emotions into such diverse projects as Guardians of the Galaxy and All New X-Men, how to pitch, and lots more.

Recorded as part of New York Super Week at Rockbar in Manhattan on October 10, 2014.

 

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Erica Messer has been with Criminal Minds from its first day and has been promoted through the ranks to showrunner of the long-running CBS series. She talks about the big changes the show has made over the years, where the staff finds stories, balancing personal stories with crime procedural, and her beginnings on such shows as Party of Five, Alias, and The OC.

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Matt Hawkins (Think Tank, Wildfire) and publisher of Top Cow joins Heath Corson (Justice League: Throne of Atlantis) and Adam Beechen (Transformers: Robots in Disguise) talk writing stories from science-fact, how he got hired by Rob Liefeld, living through the comic boom and bust of the go-go nineties and why comic books are a bad value at the current price.  

 

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Producer Ryan Patrick McGuffey, director Des Doyle, and author Tara Bennett (who wrote the official companion to the film, Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show) discuss showrunning and showrunners, what sort of a person becomes one, what they discovered in making their documentary, their inspiration for the film, and lots more. Showrunners premiered at the Austin Film Fest last week and is in theaters starting October 31.

 

 

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Len Wein (creator of Wolverine, Swamp Thing, and more) joins Adam Beechen (Hench), Ben Blacker (The Thrilling Adventure Hour), and Heath Corson (Justice League: Throne of Atlantis) to answer your questions about inkers, colorists, and letterers, how much a comic costs, and of which of their works they're proudest. Plus, Len spills all on Batman '66: The Lost Episode!

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The showrunner of Red Band Society and Mistresses talks about writing at the heyday of the WB, having worked on Jack & Jill, Dawson's Creek, and Everwood (eventually running the latter), developing the delightful Privileged only to find it didn't fit the new CW brand, and rising to the occasion of running other creators' shows.

 

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Adam Beechen (Hench), Ben Blacker (The Thrilling Adventure Hour), and Heath Corson (Justice League: Throne of Atlantis) talk about Marvel's and DC'd “events,” then answer your questions about serialization, whether collected editions are killing monthly storytelling, World War I set comics, and more. 

 

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