Anonymous asked: Was there ever a time in your career, where you felt so connected to a certain body of work and or series of yours, that you felt like you needed to devote a 100 percent of your time on it. Like you didnt feel like working on another project than that, or you felt unsuited to write anything else?
It happens all the time. some people think because the books ship on a certain day that they were worked on in a similar timeframe. that is rarely the case.
there have been times where even though I have been the writer of that book I haven’t been actively writing that book for weeks or months.
I once went 6 months without writing daredevil even though I was the writer of daredevil. I had written so many issues ahead I could just focus on something else.
other times I’m working on creator owned books and not on Marvel stuff at all. or tv, or games. or a movie script.
other times I’m working on X-Men and nothing else. sometimes for weeks on end. then one day I wake up and I’m in the shower or bike riding and I think of something about Spiderman and that’s all I’m going to do for a period of time.
sometimes I bounce around.
scrattycoop asked: Would you finance my comic about the beastie boys circa check your head, getting super powers and saving New York from the evils of the dreaded disco groups and ninjas?
I actually think I would :-)
Anonymous asked: Have you ever been to the danger zone?
you mean 4chan?
jackbauerstein83 asked: Mr. Bendis! I Just subscribed to Marvel Unlimited and want to dig into all your work on Avengers (new avengers/mighty avengers/etc). Is there a site out there that can help me navigate thru the reading order?
My very 1st issue was Avengers 500 and it should be pretty self-explanatory how to follow that all away to new avengers number 1 and onward
thank you. I love the binge readers
Anonymous asked: In that Bagley art for USM 200, is that a new costume for Miles in the center? Or is it someone else?
You mean this? :-) You want me to spoil this!??
that is absolutely Mr. Bagley. I am happy to say that every artist who ever worked on ultimate Spiderman will be part of this special. except, sadly, Stuart. he just couldn’t fit it in.
something with him having to draw a book that had all of the guardians, starjammers, Imperial guard, and X-Men all in every panel
the entire book is by David Marquez but both David Lafuente and Mark Brooks did some really amazing work here as well
and I am happy to say that Sara will be part of it even though we thought she wouldn’t be able to squeeze us in. but miles’ mommy made the time!!
jquevy asked: I'm going to Dallas Comic Con in May and have will get to interview writers/ artists for my YouTube show. I'm pretty nervous since these people are like celebrities to me. Is there an etiquette to interviewing writers/artists? I'm a fan boy and would like the writer/artist to not be annoyed by me
Just be cool.
I have met comic book creators from all over the world and every walk of life and I promise most creators are socially awkward. you don’t get to be so good that people know who you are by your work without spending a lot of time alone in your room.
as big a nerd as you think you are they are even more so. there’s nothing to be nervous about.
superstoopidify asked: I am a high school student who frequently spends class time doodling and coming up with creator owned stories, but whenever i actually put my ideas to paper, i can never organize my thoughts and always find myself rethinking every plot point to where my stories constantly evolve. How do i know when im ready to finalize?
pull back a little bit and try short stories. do something like 8 page stories with a beginning middle and end. even if they star characters that you have bigger plans for.
get used to what it feels like to finish a story starring your characters in your setting. you will learn a lot about yourself and what you are trying to do. and you will have the extreme gratification of having finished a little something
and then every time you go back in you can do a little more and a little more.
I started this way. my 1st actual published comic book was an anthology of short stories that I have worked on all through high school and college.