On This edition of Word Balloon Writers Christina Weir and
Nunzio De Fillipis join host John Siuntres to discuss
their Oni prequel to the film Jumper drawn by their longtime
collaborator Brian Hurtt .
They also talk about their mainstream work on
Checkmate, Wonder Woman, Detective Comics New Mutants, plus their
television adventures writing for the HBO series ARLI$$.
You'll hear about their work at DC and Marvel, including
interesting pitch stories invvolving Iron Man and Zatanna that
truly illustrate the process and journey all writers go through to
get their plots heard by editors .
De Fillipis is also about to start his third semester teaching
a comic book
script-writing introduction course at the UCLA extention. In the
discussion,you'll hear a lot about his teaching approach and how he
tackles the prospect of organizing ideas into a cohesive plot and
If you're in the LA area, you can find course information
Some news from the interview. The JUMPER DVD will include an
additional animated story written by the duo, and drawn by Hurtt
that further explores the character of David and his Mother.
The final volumes of Destiny's Hand and Amazing Age of Luna
are coming from Seven Seas .
They are also writing a romantic comedy film for the
The sequel to Past Lives "All Saints Day" is coming from Oni
in late 2008, or early 2009.