Hey, That’s My Cape! – Appreciate Creators NOW

The news of Dwayne McDuffie’s death hit me pretty hard. I wasn’t friends with the writer, but we had corresponded a few times online and I had sat down with him just last week at the world premiere of All-Star Superman to talk about his work on the animated film. I had been a big fan of his starting with the Justice League television show and growing from there so I could hardly consider the interview work. McDuffie was one of the nicest creators I ever had the pleasure of interviewing. Like most of you out there, to say his passing was a shock is an understatement.

For my column this week I decided pretty quickly I wanted to highlight some of my favorite creators and show them I appreciate what they do on a daily basis. I started making a list and easily had 30 names on it before I stopped myself. I realized I could never cover them all appropriately in just one column. The last few years I’ve started some great friendships with comic creators; I’ve also come to admire so many more for their never-ending talent. So instead of attempting to do them all justice in one short space, I decided to pick a few of them at random and go from there.

Read all about it in this week’s Hey, That’s My Cape! at Newsarama and join in the celebration of your favorite creators by using the hashtag #CreatorLove on Twitter.