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Diana Schutz, Dark Horse Comics editor

Diana Schutz, Dark Horse Comics editor

By Christian Lipski

In honor of Will Eisner Week (the week of March 6th every year), Portland publisher Dark Horse Comics joined up with the Comics Underground live-reading event to present a tribute to the comic book legend. In a switch from the normal Comics Underground show, all the participants read from Eisner’s last book, Last Day In Vietnam.

Starting off the evening was Dark Horse editor Diana Schutz, who worked with Eisner on Last Day In Vietnam, Eisner’s recollections of his time as both a soldier and reporter in several wars. Schutz talked about her time with Eisner on the book, and was followed by the local comics talent that she invited to participate.

Brian Michael Bendis (Powers, Ultimate Spider-Man) read the first story in the book, a first-person perspective of a reporter who is shown around an encampment by a soldier on his last day.

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Bob Andelman is the host and producer of Mr. Media® Interviews. He is also the author or co-author of 15 books, including The Wawa Way with Howard Stoeckel, Building Atlanta with Herman J. Russell, Fans Not Customers with Vernon W. Hill, founder of Commerce Bank and Metro Bank UK, 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).