By Libbi Rich
August 4, 2011
DOOM: Rob, You’re new in the scene, is there’s a public image that you’re trying to build–aside from the art. I know that, in music–frontmen in particular build stage personae.
John Layman: The internet’s full of that. I know a lot of comic book creators and they are not as they present themselves on the internet.
Rob Guillory: For me, I don’t think there’s a persona–what I put forth is me. I mean, it’s just who I am. Ideally, who I want to be–and I’ve never said it publicly–I want to be this generation’s Will Eisner. I’m just getting started, but I’ve yet to come anywhere near my full potential–and I’ll be 29 this week–so I have a long way to go. But that’s the only thing I put forth–I want to be the best that there is, and Chew’s kinda like that thing when it’s done, I’ll be in my mid 30s, and I’ll have this sixty-issue thing like behind me.
Bob Andelman is the author or co-author of 12 books, including Mind Over Business with Ken Baum, The Consulate with Thomas R. Stutler, The Profiler with Pat Brown, Built From Scratch with the founders of The Home Depot, The Profit Zone with Adrian Slywotzky, Mean Business with Albert J. Dunlap, and Will Eisner: A Spirited Life. Click here to see Bob Andelman’s Amazon Central author page. He is a member in good standing of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (member page).
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