Emily S. Whitten: Sturm und Drang and a Bit of Darkness

Emily S. Whitten

Emily S. Whitten writes everything from news, reviews, and interviews to how-tos, con round-ups, and opinion pieces for ComicMix and others; as well as comics featured on ComicMix, MTV.com, and Reelz.com; and occasionally even award-winning poetry and fiction. When she's not writing for fun or profit, she’s sharing geeky thoughts on the Fantastic Forum radio show and podcast Made of Fail. Emily is a convention organizer and consultant, and co-chair of the fourth North American Discworld Convention, which she co-founded. She has been Program Coordinator for Awesome Con and staff for several genre cons. Emily is a program moderator for Awesome Con and Fan2Sea; and you might also recognize her from her days of answering questions online as her alter-ego, Ask Deadpool. In her copious spare time, Emily enjoys crafting and cosplay, and looking after the cutest three-legged dwarf hamster in the world, ElliePuff. Oh, and when she's not doing all that, Emily is an active member of The National Press Club and holds down a 9-to-5 as a senior attorney for the federal government - although that may just be her superheroine cover identity.

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4 Responses

  1. Jarrod Buttery says:

    Intriguing…. Thanks for the recommendation. Please allow me to reciprocate:

    Most (all?) of Marvel’s comics that month were silent comics, falling under the “Nuff Said” banner. I remember Kurt Busiek’s Avengers #49, Peter David’s Captain Marvel #26, and Grant Morrison/Frank Quitely’s New X-Men #121 as being particularly effective.

    I can also recommend part one of John Byrne and Jim Aparo’s “Many Deaths of the Batman” (Batman #433) as an excellent example of telling a story without words.

    • Emily W says:

      Yeah, I remember the silent comic was part of a thing that month, although I never checked out the other ones. Maybe I should! And I’m always up for a good Batman story.

      Thanks for the recommendations. :)

  2. mike weber says:

    Speaking of “silent” comics – i recommend the (completed) webcomic The Princess and the Giant.