John Ostrander: Pros At Cons

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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4 Responses

  1. Mike Pascale says:

    Wonderful column, John! It’s even weirder when you’re a pro approaching another *as* a fan, as I did when I met you. (Both to give you my condolences regarding Kim, as well as gush over your work.) You were gracious and kind. Wishing you and Mary many years of more marvelous meetings with fabulous fans!

  2. Emily W says:

    Great column, John – nice to hear about being a pro at cons from your perspective. Thanks for sharing.

  3. mark says:

    Wow, I forgot it was sweltering! My memory is more how a project that sadly didn’t fly despite everyone’s Herculean effort still generated enough energy to fuel success in a young writer’s love life and career path ;)