Semi-Controlled Chaos, by John Ostrander

John Ostrander

John Ostrander started his career as a professional writer as a playwright. His best known effort, Bloody Bess, was directed by Stuart Gordon, and starred Dennis Franz, Joe Mantegna, William J. Norris, Meshach Taylor and Joe Mantegna. He has written some of the most important influential comic books of the past 25 years, including Batman, The Spectre, Manhunter, Firestorm, Hawkman, Suicide Squad, Wasteland, X-Men, and The Punisher, as well as Star Wars comics for Dark Horse. New episodes of his creator-owned series, GrimJack, which was first published by First Comics in the 1980s, appear every week on ComicMix.

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8 Responses

  1. Marc Alan Fishman says:

    As my fledgling career sputters ever so closely to starting, we (namely me) decided to turn our living room into 'Unshaven Comics' office space / work room. We're surrounded by piles of sketches, notebooks of ideas, and airsoft handguns and rifles by the dozen (we initially told ourselves it was for reference… now it's just another obsession). While no dust buffaloes roam (there's hardly space as it is, in our tiny South Suburban Chicago Apartment) it is funny to see various computer terminals, scanners, and the like "sprout" up between all the other sundry materials.My fiance just finished your original transcendent work on Batgirl to Oracle. She's hooked, and therefore grants you clemency for having a cluttered office. Need some help cleaning? :)

    • John Ostrander says:

      When can your girlfriend get here?

      • Marc Alan Fishman says:

        if you're in the Chicagoland area, how about this weekend! :)

        • John Ostrander says:

          i WSH I was in the Chicagoland area. Chi-town's my home town and I am far far away.On the back of a dust buffalo.Looking for the Chinese take-out menu.

          • Marc Alan Fishman says:

            If you wish you were here, then you should come. We have great chinese down the street.

  2. Glenn Hauman says:

    I've seen your office. If it makes you feel any better, it's not even close to the worst I've ever seen. I think that place burned down, though.

    • John Ostrander says:

      It's not even the worst one I'VE seen. I was in Del Close's old apartment when he lived across the street from Second City. brrrrr! THAT one burned down, too. just after he moved. Hmmmm.

      • Glenn Hauman says:

        Was that the place where he "discovered how to think himself into unconsciousness" and he turned out to be walking on an electrical short in the floor? Can't imagine how a place like that could possibly burn down…