Sunday, May 31, 2015

Hansel Moreno - Writer-in-Residence

Who is Hansel Moreno?

I'm glad you asked.

Hansel is a man who likes comics.  He is a man who makes comics.  Well familiar with the writing grind, he's been actively working away at it for the past few years, with a number of first-rate fruits for his labours.  His past (and future) projects can be found at his site, with some highlights including a couple of thought provoking stories with the talented Clare Connelly and his ongoing webcomic with Shawn DaleyDick Whiskey, featuring the titular characters' ongoing struggles with self-destruction.

Of course, his latest jam is also well worth a look.  A successful Kickstarter with Jack Gross, Adventures in Nate's Perilous Challenge is described as "a boy trying his best to live a normal life in a world crawling with Heroes", which along with Jack's lovely art, looks to be a humdinger.

If asked what kind of stories he writes, he would respond that he often focuses on adventure, magic, detectives, and whiskey, among the many things that may pop into his head.  While this is objectively true, it's just as accurate to say that Hansel writes about people and the challenges they face.

These are all excellent reasons to know and like the guy, and they're obviously part of why we're so happy to have him join us for the next two weeks.  But the other reasons Hansel's here is that he's not afraid to try new things.  He's always experimenting, pushing himself and his work in new directions or approaching it from different perspectives.  That's an important and admirable skill to have as a creative set, and we look forward to seeing it on display here.

So please join me in welcoming Hansel as our newest writer-in-residence.  Look forward to his first script come mid-week!

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