How to be a comic book writer, by Marvel’s Chip Zdarsky

Chip Zdarsky is a comic book writer and illustrator. The Toronto-based creator with a quirky sense of humour has worked on books such as the award-winning Sex Criminals, Kaptara, Jughead, Howard the Duck, Daredevil and most recently wrapped up a run writing the Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man series.

Zdarsky spoke with CBC Books about what it takes to be a successful comic book writer and offered seven tips for aspiring comics creators.

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