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Marc Bernardin

Marc Bernardin

Marc Bernardin has been a managing editor of Starlog magazine, a consulting editor for Fangoria magazine and a senior editor for Entertainment Weekly and EW.com. He just wrapped up his first season as a television writer, for Syfy’s Alphas and is currently an editor for The Hollywood Reporter as well as a blogger for sites like GQ.com, io9.com, Vulture.com, and Blastr.com. He’s also a comic book writer, having authored or co-authored Static Shock (DC), X-Men Origins: Nightcrawler, Wolverine (Marvel), The Authority (WildStorm), The Highwaymen (WildStorm), GENIUS (Top Cow), Hero Complex (Kickstart), and Monster Attack Network (AiT/Planetlar). Some of those books are being adapted for the screen, while others are quite content to look quite handsome on a shelf. All of the following are true: He has sat in James T. Kirk’s chair, gotten drunk with Mal Reynolds, and been flipped off by Xena.

MARC BERNARDIN JOINS TOUCAN!

Devourer of Words 001: Why I Love Comics

Posted on Jan. 21, 2013

Comics, television, and pop culture writer Marc Bernardin joins Toucan with his first column, "Why I Love Comics."

SO YOU SAY YOU WANT TO WRITE COMIC BOOKS . . .

Devourer of Words 002: Cracking the Codes

Posted on Feb. 18, 2013

Toucan contributing columnist Marc Bernardin offers some insight into the form and function of comic book scripts.

HERE'S THE PITCH . . .

Devourer of Words 003: The Wind-up Before the Pitch

Posted on Mar. 19, 2013

Toucan columnist Marc Bernardin offers solid advice to writers looking to pitch a concept to editors and publishers at conventions or other meetings. Sharpen that pitch!

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HOW WRITERS BECOME COLLABORATORS!

Devourer of Words 004: The Collaborationist

Posted on Apr. 16, 2013

You've been hired by a publisher to write a comic book series. Now Marc Bernardin tells you how to deal with editors and artists. The key word is collaboration!

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GET OUT THERE AND SELL YOUR BOOK!

Devourer of Words 005: The Big Sell

Posted on May. 21, 2013

Marc Bernardin takes writers throught the next step on their journey to being published: Promoting your book on a personal level.

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A LOVE/HATE RELATIONSHIP WITH CONVENTIONS . . . BUT MOSTLY LOVE.

Devourer of Words 006: Convention Season

Posted on Jun. 18, 2013

Marc Bernardin offers his own thoughts on convention season, including his love/hate relationship with cons.

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WRAPPING UP COMIC-CON 2013

Devourer of Words 007: What We Take Away

Posted on Aug. 20, 2013

Marc Bernardin wraps up his Comic-Con 2013 experiences and offers some suggestions on what to take away from your own convention-going.

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WHEN THE STUDIOS COME A'CALLIN'...

Devourer of Words 008: Hollywood State of Mind

Posted on Sep. 17, 2013

Writer Marc Bernardin with sound advice on what to do when Hollywood comes knocking on your door for your incredible comic book series.

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OH, THE HORROR ... THE HORROR!

Devourer of Words 009: H is for Horror

Posted on Oct. 15, 2013

Writer Marc Bernardin returns to tell us of all the comic book genres, horror is the hardest.

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MARK BERNARDIN'S DEVOURER OF WORDS

Devourer of Words 010: Five Writers I'm Thankful For

Posted on Nov. 19, 2013

Marc Bernardin returns with five of his favorite writers and why they make his list of comics' greats!

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MARC BERNARDIN'S DEVOURER OF WORDS

Devourer of Words 011: A Comic Writers Gift Guide

Posted on Dec. 17, 2013

Looking for the perfect holiday present for the comic book writer in your life? Here's some great tips from writer Marc Bernardin!

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MARC BERNARDIN'S DEVOURER OF WORDS

Devourer of Words 012: Talking ‘Bout A Resolution

Posted on Jan. 21, 2014

Marc Bernardin jumpstarts the New Year with some great resolutions for writers, both seasoned and newbie.

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MARC BERNARDIN'S DEVOURER OF WORDS

Devourer of Words 013: To How-To or Not to How-To

Posted on Feb. 18, 2014

Marc Bernardin talks about how-to books on writing and lists his favorites.

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MARC BERNARDIN'S DEVOURER OF WORDS

Devourer of Words 014: Building Character

Posted on Mar. 18, 2014

Writer Marc Bernardin is back with a little exercise known as character building.

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MARC BERNARDIN'S DEVOURER OF WORDS

Devourer of Words 015: Convention Season

Posted on Apr. 15, 2014

Marc Bernardin returns with sound advice for writers—and everyone else— for attending conventions, as we launch into the con season this weekend with WonderCon Anaheim 2014.

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MARC BERNARDIN'S DEVOURER OF WORDS

Devourer of Words 016: Revisionary Thinking

Posted on May. 20, 2014

Marc Bernardin with sound advice for writers on how to deal with editors and revisions.

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MARC BERNARDIN'S DEVOURER OF WORDS

Devourer of Words 018: They Just Said No

Posted on Jul. 15, 2014

Marc Bernardin has some sound advice for writers who get that dreaded rejection letter.

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MARC BERNARDIN'S DEVOURER OF WORDS

Devourer of Words 019: Judge and Jury

Posted on Aug. 19, 2014

Marc Bernardin shares his time as a judge for this year's Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award, and what he learned about comic book shops.

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Devourer of Words 020: When the Real World Intrudes

Posted on Sep. 16, 2014

Writer Marc Bernardin takes a personal turn this time around, as he recounts what happens "When the Real World Intrudes" on a fictional story.

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MARC BERNARDIN'S DEVOURER OF WORDS

Devourer of Words 021: Choosing What’s Next

Posted on Oct. 21, 2014

The script is done, you have some breathing room, what do you do now? Writer Marc Bernardin tells you what happens next!

MARC BERNARDIN'S DEVOURER OF WORDS

Devourer of Words 020: When the Real World Intrudes

Posted on Sep. 16, 2014

Writer Marc Bernardin takes a personal turn this time around, as he recounts what happens "When the Real World Intrudes" on a fictional story.

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MARC BERNARDIN'S DEVOURER OF WORDS

Devourer of Words 022: Comics Writers I’m Thankful for

Posted on Nov. 18, 2014

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, Marc Bernardin tells us which comics writers he's most thankful for being able to read.

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MARC BERNARDIN'S DEVOURER OF WORDS

Devourer of Words 023: Brand Exercise

Posted on Dec. 16, 2014

Marc Bernardin tells writers that how they brand themselves is just as important as what they write.

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MARC BERNARDIN'S DEVOURER OF WORDS

Devourer of Words 024: Get Out

Posted on Jan. 20, 2015

Marc Bernardin reminds us that it's important to get out there when it comes to writing.

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MARC BERNARDIN'S DEVOURER OF WORDS

Devourer of Words 025: How to Diversify

Posted on Feb. 17, 2015

Marc Bernardin offers some tips on how writers can offer more diverse characters in their stories and the worlds that they create.