MARTHA THOMASES: Everyday I Write the Book

Martha Thomases

Martha Thomases brought more comics to the attention of more people than anyone else in the industry. Her work promoting The Death of Superman made an entire nation share in the tragedy of one of our most iconic American heroes. As a freelance journalist, she has been published in the Village Voice, High Times, Spy, the National Lampoon, Metropolitan Home, and more. For Marvel comics she created the series Dakota North. Martha worked as a researcher and assistant for the author Norman Mailer on several of his books, including the Pulitzer-Prize-winning Executioner's Song, On Women and Their Elegance, Ancient Evenings, and Harlot's Ghost.

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6 Responses

  1. Rick Taylor says:

    Well, stated, Martha.I hope a few of the people who DO consider themselves too fabulous read your column, baby.Happy New Year, sweetie.Kissnoise.

  2. Elayne Riggs says:

    I cannot escape the feeling that I'm a supporting character in someone else's heroic adventure. L'Shana Tova.

  3. Christopher Moonligh says:

    Very nicely put. As someone who is also fabulous, I also would like to say that I enjoy writing into my stories the things that happen in real life, that we can't magic into a better state. Pain makes for better reading, when someone has to learn to live with it, to overcome it… to learn from it. Winning totally never seemed real to me. Oh, and Elvis Costello rocks.

  4. Alan Coil says:

    I am not fabulous, I am magnificent…at least in my own mind. I am the Court Jester.

  5. Howard Cruse says:

    Do I get a sequel? Can I maybe even be a franchise?Thanks for a very apt column, Martha. Fortunately, I seem by now to be past the danger zone of peaking too early, fabulousnesswise.

  6. Y for P and the gang says:

    How *Fabulous* to be able to read you, and to read your insights. As an artist, now, I have begun to realize that the inspiration that I have is as a result of my upbringing, and that God/Allah/The Unknowable is part of that upbringing. So, Peace, see you in the funny papers!