- Posted by Johanna on January 4, 2011 at 1:27 pm
- Category: Comic News
Matt Brady, the long-running Newsarama editor who left the site in July 2009 and retired from comic journalism, is back — as a writer. He’s working with former Newsarama columnist Troy Brownfield as co-writers for Buck Rogers.
I’m not the audience for most Dynamite comics, and I was never a follower of Newsarama, but I admire the interview at that link for addressing directly several questions that come up when journalists become comic writers. As interviewer Albert Ching says, “it’s no secret that a lot of people out there who write about comics also have aspirations to write comic books themselves.” That’s true but unfortunate, since it gives the wrong impression to many people about how dedicated journalists are to their craft and why they’re pursuing certain kinds of coverage.
The last question runs “Are either of you at all concerned about the inevitable reaction of people saying that you are only getting published because of connections you’ve made covering comics? Or maybe worried that press focusing on your backgrounds will overshadow the content of the comic itself?” Well, I’ve followed the last one, haven’t I? But really, I never knew that Brady always wanted to make comics. I’m glad for him he’s finally getting a chance, and of course it’s easier to get someone’s attention if they already know your name. But if you don’t want to read about that Brady, the other Matthew Brady has been going all this time with excellent reviews.