Thunderbird Hotel, Dan Juergens, Writer discussed on The Spectacular Comic Book Podcast
Welcome everyone to a very special episode of the Spectacular Comic Book Podcast. We said that we would be gone until comic stores opened again. But we actually had something cool happen. We have a comma creator. Who wanted to join us to talk about? The state of things fedor line is here by the way. Hello and let's just get right to it interview with Dan Juergens and today we have a very special guest. We have writer artist Creator. Dan juergens welcome to the show. Sir Thank you. It's going to be here. Andrew now you and I have a very complicated history. You don't know this or maybe you do. But the very first article I ever wrote for Game Informer which I've been writing for for twenty. Six twenty seven years was about the death and returns death and return of Superman the video game on Super Nintendo in Genesis. Oh okay okay. Which for our listeners. Out there that is one of your biggest stories that you ever wrote drew created was the death of Superman that was event. There's people walking around town with these black wrist or black armbands that came with the comic. I was just like this is one of the biggest comic events. I've ever been a part of and it turns out that ended up being the story that launched my video game career. I took that article that magazine to a Thunderbird Comic Book Convention and you were doing signings there and put it down in front of you and you're like Oh my God. I've never seen this before. Okay Okay and I was freaking out because it was a terrible like my. My writing was terrible. The editing on it was just as bad like we had no idea what we were doing. We were just a bunch of kids. Put together a video game magazine right. Yup Flash forward twenty some odd years. I start doing a radio show with Paul Church in on K. Fan. It's a video game show on a sports network doesn't make sense but it turns out. You are friends with Paul Church yet right. Yeah so. We ended up connecting through twitter that way. And that is how you ended up on this show right. In the in the one thing we should clarify. Is that when you refer to the thunderbird so that people don't think of it as a car You're referring to the thunderbird hotel which used to be down around the mall of America in the twin cities and was holy in totally unique in. Its own way. Yeah yeah I mean so much? I guess you'd say native American history from the Minnesota Area. The most stuffed animals like actual animals stuffed. I think I've seen outside of Chicago Museum. Yeah but once you went upstairs into that that convention room it was magical for comic fans because it was wall-to-wall just fulling tables of comic books. It was amazing right in it. Was You know it certainly what we had at the time and it served twincities very well when other professionals would come in as guests to that show you know they would stay at the hotel as well and it? Kinda gained the phrase or term twin peaks lodge with a lot of people. So that's also what we thought. But there's a lot of I gotta ask you as a writer and artists like you do it all for comic books. What's your favorite part? Is it the writing is creating is at the actual art like seeing it? Come to life. I never see it as two distinct jobs. And that's people find that odd. I look at it and say I'm a storyteller. I write a story and I draw a story when I'm doing it all myself because sometimes I write stories for others. Sometimes I draw stories that others have written but when I do it myself I will change the story and make some tweaks to continue to work on the story as I draw so I don't see it as two entirely different tasks for me. It's just being creative and telling a story. If he asked me which I prefer when I'm working with others I get a certain amount of juice off working with brands colleagues and getting inside their heads a little bit to see how they work. So when I'm working with another artist often they will drop differently than I would have but then when it comes in part of the is seeing what it looks like and why it's in ans- because they think differently than I did in. It's the same thing when I draw for other writers. Were I get inside their head a little bit and I can see oh there. They were approached this differently tonight. So we all learn from people we work with sometimes good sometimes bad for me. It's all part of the storytelling process. You are a mainstay rate. Now at DC comics writing night wing. What other series do you have Kind of in the pipeline. I am writing night wing also writing Batman beyond a I had been doing some work on our exclusive giants line for wal-mart. We have a couple of things coming up later this year that have not yet been announced but should be soon so we're constantly.