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Friday
Sep182009

So Long, CBR...

It’s not without some sadness that I tell you this is my last day at Comic Book Resources. After three years, it’s time for me to discover what’s next. I’d never before been employed by one company for three years straight, so I’m very grateful to CBR Executive Producer Jonah Weiland for making it possible for me to make a living in the comic book business, and for being a good friend and boss.

In the last three years, I’ve been privileged to represent CBR at trade shows and press events around the U.S., author more than three hundred articles and interviews with some of the coolest talents in comics and film, and contribute to thousands of other CBR features. CBR’s grown to become the leading comics website of its kind, and in 2009 won its first Eisner Award for Best Comics-Related Periodical/Journalism. I am proud to have had a hand in those achievements.

I’m also pleased to have committed a few acts of journalism at my time with CBR, like breaking the Minx cancellation story and my subsequent interviews with most of the imprint’s creative roster. But more than that, I’m happy to have helped bring wider attention to Jonathan Hickman, whose The Nightly News is arguably the best graphic novel of the decade; and to have given a platform to Timothy Callahan, whose insights into comic books enrich my already huge appreciation for the medium and its classic characters. Interviewing Tori Amos and walking around the bank set from The Dark Knight were also pretty cool.

Web content is a tough job and demands more of us than most readers will ever realize, so my hat’s off to anybody in this area of the business who endeavors to do good work. My particular gig at CBR was to operate even further behind-the-scenes than most, so I am very grateful to the creators, journalists and marketing staffers who’ve taken the time to say kind things about my work, including: Scott Allie, Axel Alonso, Chris Arrant, Jeremy Atkins, Nick Barrucci, Anne Chun, Jacq Cohen, Dennis Culver, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Matt Fraction, Kieron Gillen, David Hahn, Jonathan Hickman, Rantz Hoseley, Sam Humphries, Geoff Johns, Joe Keatinge, Ralph Macchio, Heidi MacDonald, Jim McCann, Jamie McKelvie, Mark Millar, Chip Mosher, JK Parkin, Jim Valentino, and Brian Wood. I’d also like to say a special thank you to Marvel’s Arune Singh, who had this job before me, yet always made it feel like he was just down the hall anyway.

Thanks again to Jonah Weiland for everything he’s done for me, and also to my fellow CBR contributors for their hard work and friendship. I wish you guys and CBR the very best in the future.

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