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    From: jmsatb5@aol.com (Jms at B5)
 Subject: Midnight Nation Preview
      To: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated  
    Date: 7/18/2000 2:47:00 AM  

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For those interested in an early peek at the first comic to come out under the
Joe's Comics imprint, "Midnight Nation," you can find it at:

http://wizardworld.com/news/topcow/midnight_nation/midnight_nation.html


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    From: jmsatb5@aol.com (Jms at B5)
 Subject: Midnight Nation Preview
      To: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated  
    Date: 7/19/2000 6:04:00 AM  

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>MN seems to have a more focused plot from the get go, as compared to
>the world-building in the first 5 or 6 issues of RISING STARS. Do you
>find having more experience now at writing for comics and working with
>a different and established artist influences how you approach doing
>MIDNIGHT NATION?

Certainly in the case of MIDNIGHT NATION, it's a focused story about two
individuals, as opposed to an epic tale about 113 people over 60+ years. We
get right into it and get things moving almost immediately.

It's also been a big help to get Rising Stars going because it's helped me
learn a lot about how to do this. My goal as always is to make the next thing
better than the last thing.

jms

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    From: jmsatb5@aol.com (Jms at B5)
 Subject: Midnight Nation Preview
      To: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated  
    Date: 7/20/2000 3:39:00 PM  

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>JMS, you said on your Yahoo chat that for MN you came up with a layout
>that nobodys done before. After looking at the previews I'm still
>confused by this statement. The only thing I saw that was slightly
>different then most comics was that some of the panels overlapped other
>ones but that's been done before. Am I missing something or is the
>layout impossible to see unless its in actual comic form?

No. I specifically made sure that the pages given for the preview did not
contain the format stuff. You'll see....


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    From: jmsatb5@aol.com (Jms at B5)
 Subject: Midnight Nation Preview
      To: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated  
    Date: 7/21/2000 3:11:00 PM  

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>Have you read Howard Chaykin's AMERICAN FLAGG?
>

Yeah, it was a great book, and the art and the story were engaging and weird
and funny and innovative.

>What comics have you found inspiring? What current and classics do you enjoy?

I like weird stuff...I get any of Frank Miller's stuff, the Alan Moore stuff
from Awesome, I always get Usagi and the Tick...just a wide variety of stuff.

jms

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    From: jmsatb5@aol.com (Jms at B5)
 Subject: Midnight Nation Preview
      To: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated  
    Date: 7/23/2000 8:11:00 AM  

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><< In the Wizard Tomb raider special it says there will be three Joe's
>comics titles.
>1. Rising stars
>2. Midnight Ntaion
>3. starts in november, any news about this? >>
>
>A new title in November? Rumour or truth?

We've discussed this, but I'm not quite ready to commit yet until I know what
that story will be. (It'd most likely be just a 3 or 4 issue mini.) I'd
rather take my time and do just a few things and do them well than do a lot and
do only half of them well.

jms
jms

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