The WGA Strike Grinds On
We Will Survive The Experience
This coming Wednesday June 28th it’s my pleasure to be a part of “X-Men Day” outside Disney, the non-Krakoa home of mutantdom.
Connor Goldsmith of the excellent Cerebro Podcast will be there as will writer of Excalibur and Captain Britain — Tini Howard. Show-runner and comics writer Robbie Thompson will be picketing. Much thanks to strike captain Kris Rehl for organizing this.
Nobody wants to be on strike, but writing is such a solitary endeavor that the strike has been a chance to see old friends once again and even make new ones. I’ll take the silver linings wherever they are these days.
With the Hellfire Gala and X-Men 25 off to print, I’ll be taking a break to picket with my fellow union members asking for the AMPTP to return to the table with a deal that we can seriously consider. There will be cosplayers, writers, actors, IATSE, who have been the X-Force of this strike - we’ll always be grateful for their solidarity and leadership.
This is not just a day for union members and mutants.
Pre-WGA? Come on down.
X-Men fans? Come on down.
I’m preparing a postcard with a poorly drawn character of my choice, so arrive early.
My collaboration with David O’Sullian is the next comic debuting on Substack and is almost ready to debut.
Meanwhile, the comic you helped me produce with Scott Koblish is being prepped of THE GIANT KOKJÜ and this weekend I’m doing the pre-letters polish pass of UNCANNY AVENGERS.
As unlikely as it sounds I knew two people that had previously been on that submersible that imploded on the way to Titanic (neither was on the craft last weekend) and I got to talk with James Cameron about undersea exploration a bit this past February at the Visual Effects Society Awards. A fascinating man, having mastered several stellar careers including undersea explorer.
More soon — including a big post about THE INVINCIBLE IRON MAN
Have a great weekend, and hopefully see you Wednesday if you’re in Los Angeles.