1195 LIVE! Comics writer Chuck Dixon on craft, Bane, SpongeBob! VIDEO INTERVIEW

Today’s Guest: Chuck Dixon, “Batman” comic book writer, co-creator of Batman’s greatest enemy, Bane

 

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Comic book writer Chuck Dixon and Mr. Media, Bob Andelman, recorded this episode of the show live at Emerald City Comics, 4902 113th Avenue N. in Clearwater, Florida, on June 13, 2015, Mr. Media Interviews

Comic book writer Chuck Dixon and Mr. Media, Bob Andelman, recorded this episode of the show live at Emerald City Comics, 4902 113th Avenue N. in Clearwater, Florida, on June 13, 2015. Joining them were The Spirit (cosplayed by Nick Mouhteros) and Bane (Kurt Ponting).

Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience – HEY! WAIT A MINUTE! THIS IS NOT MY BEAUTIFUL LIVING ROOM! WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE BEHIND ME, ANYWAY??? Holy cow, we’re LIVE at Neil Johnson’s Emerald City Comics, 4902 113th Avenue North in Clearwater, Florida, just minutes north of the new new media capitol of the world… St. Petersburg, Florida!

 

Batman: Knightfall graphic novel co-authored by Chuck Dixon, Mr. Media Interviews

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If you were building a fantasy league team of modern comic book writers, Chuck Dixon would have to be on it.

Sure, he’s best-known as the co-creator of Batman’s most fearsome enemy, Bane – sorry, Joker fans! – whose first appearance came during the stunning “Knightfall” series in 1993, but that just scratches the surface of the man’s decades-long career, which started way back in February 1984.

Chuck Dixon, Bane, Batman, Emerald City Comics, Clearwater, Florida, Mr. Media Interviews

Chuck Dixon beats his own creation, Bane — Batman’s arch-enemy — into submission at Emerald City Comics, Clearwater, Florida

You can find Dixon’s byline everywhere from The Punisher to The Simpsons, and from Superman to The Savage Sword of Conan. He has produced long runs on the Batman Family of titles, including Detective Comics, Robin, The Huntress, and Birds of Prey, as well as Green Arrow, G.I. Joe, The ‘Nam, and Airboy.

CHUCK DIXON podcast excerpt: “My secret to success? Staying way ahead of schedule. My reliability has been my strongest point. I got a call from an editor once who said, ‘I need a script in three days.’ I said, ‘Okay, fine, let me come up with an idea. I like this character; I can do it.’ I had never written him before. I said, ‘What happened to the regular writer? Did they get sick, have an accident?’ ‘No, no,’ the editor said. ‘We hired a new writer for this character but he doesn’t have any ideas!'”

Joe Frankenstein by Chuck Dixon and Graham Nolan, Mr. Media Interviews

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But, wait there’s more: Scooby-Doo, Transformers, C.S.I., SpongeBob SquarePants and yes, A Nightmare on Elm Street. He also adapted J.R.R.’s Tolkien’s The Hobbitt for a best-selling graphic novel.

Dixon also holds a special place in the history of the Mr. Media podcast – he was my very first video guest, back in 2007. That interview – in which we talked about his work for Bongo Comics on The Simpsons – has been viewed more than 100,000 times.

Levon Cade, Levon's Night by Chuck Dixon, Mr. Media Interviews

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Currently, Dixon is writing two new series for IDW, Joe Frankenstein and Winterworld.

He’s also the author of three ongoing fiction series including Bad Times, Levon Cade, and Seal Team 6.

CHUCK DIXON podcast excerpt: “It was sad that half of actor Tom Hardy’s face was covered as Bane in ‘The Dark Knight Rises,’ so he couldn’t fully emote. It was a worthy effort. They certainly presented him as a badass, which I’m grateful for, because, in the end, he became a household name. That’s wonderful for me. He keeps appearing as action figures and in videogames. And was a pasta shape in SpaghettiOs.”

Chuck Dixon BlogFacebookTwitterDixonverse Discussion Group on Facebook • WikipediaComicVineComicBookDB.comBatman WikiIMDB • Wall Street Journal: “How Liberalism Became Kryptonite for Superman” by Chuck Dixon and Paul Rivoche

Joe Frankenstein Website

Emerald City Comics, Clearwater, Florida, Mr. Media Interviews

We recorded this show at the new Emerald City Comics at 4902 113th Avenue North in Clearwater, Florida. If you love comic books and collectibles, this may be the biggest and best store of its kind in the entire Southeastern United States. It is a warehouse store in the way that The Home Deport or The Sports Authority is – it is enormous, stocked with everything you could ever want or need, and staffed by men and women who know what they’re talking about!

Drop in and shop it today and mention you saw it on Mr. Media! For more information, visit the Enerald City Comics website, EmeraldCityComics.com – or call 727-398-2665!

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Watch Chuck Dixon’s first appearance on Mr. Media Interviews (2007)!

 

 

 


Will Eisner: A Spirited Life by Bob Andelman, Mr. Media Interviews

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About Mr. Media® Interviews-Bob Andelman

Bob Andelman is the host and producer of Mr. Media® Interviews. He is also the author or co-author of 16 books, including The Wawa Way with Howard Stoeckel, Building Atlanta with Herman J. Russell, Fans Not Customers with Vernon W. Hill, founder of Commerce Bank and Metro Bank UK, Mind Over Business with Ken Baum, The Consulate with Thomas R. Stutler, The Profiler with Pat Brown, Built From Scratch with the founders of The Home Depot, The Profit Zone with Adrian Slywotzky, Mean Business with Albert J. Dunlap, and Will Eisner: A Spirited Life. Click here to see Bob Andelman's Amazon Central author page. He is a member in good standing of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (member page).