Tuesday, April 28, 2009

A couple of interviews...

As the Wolverine movie draws near and people everywhere toss away their bootlegs in favor of overpriced theatre tickets, the good people over at the AMC website put together a little piece to mark the occasion. I shared a couple of Wolverine tidbits with them, so be sure to check it out by clicking this link.

There's also a new interview of me up today at Biff Bam Pop sharing more factoids about Logan and his ever-complicated world.

And to get an even better Wolverine fix, be sure to join me tomorrow night as Chris Claremont and I talk at MoCCA. Hope to see you all there.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Hey New Yorkers...

On Wednesday, April 29th, I'll be speaking at the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art here in New York City about my new book, Wolverine: Inside the World of the Living Weapon. I'll be speaking alongside comic writing icon (and author of the book's introduction) Chris Claremont about Wolverine's history, the process of summarizing Logan's rather extensive past, and all things Marvel. The event starts with a talk at 7 pm, followed by a Q and A and a book signing.

Here's the official press release about the event:

Event Description:
Discussion and Book Signing

In anticipation of the May 1 theatrical release of X-Men Origins: Wolverine, join us as Chris Claremont, best known for his work on Marvel Comics X-Men series, leads a discussion with Matthew K. Manning, author of DK Publishing’s newly-released Wolverine: Inside the World of the Living Weapon, a comprehensive guide to the savage world of the X-Mens most popular Super Hero.

First appearing in a cameo role in the pages of an Incredible Hulk comic in October 1974, Wolverine has evolved into a headlining superstar. The clawed mutant-fighting machine with a heart as strong as his adamantium-enhanced skeleton is not only the most popular member of the X-Men but, to many, the finest hero in the Marvel Universe.

Chris Claremont has encountered more success than most writers ever dream of. Although best known for his work on the X-Men series, he has written other seminal characters as Batman and Superman; originated several creator-owned series such as The Black Dragon and Marada, the She-Wolf (artist: John Bolton), and the contemporary superhero series, Sovereign Seven; is published throughout the world in many different languages; authored nine novels including the science fiction series First Flight, Grounded!, and Sundowner, and the contemporary dark fantasy Dragon Moon; and even had his first video game premiere in Spring 2006.

Matthew K. Manning has written numerous comics for a variety of publishers, including Marvel and DC. His work has appeared in the pages of The Batman Strikes!, Legion of Super-Heroes in the 31st Century, Justice League Adventures, Spider-Man Unlimited, Looney Tunes, and Marvel Romance Redux. For DK, he has penned the updated versions of Spider-Man: The Ultimate Guide and Hulk: The Incredible Guide, the childrens title Marvel Heroes: Greatest Battles, and contributed to the Marvel Chronicle.

For the rest of the gory details, check out Mocca's website by clicking here.

Hope to see you all there.