Joss Whedon: The Biography
Just finished the Joss Whedon biography by Amy Pascale. It was an enthralling, funny, and moving celebration and analysis of the life and work of the man who, I’m convinced now more than ever, is the greatest living storyteller.
Actually on the topic of the lovely Whedon… Jesus, the Internet debates what happened to Clint and Natasha in Budapest more than they look at cat videos. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, but I’ll be very, very excited if anyone ever puts that much thought into a throwaway line to set up a quip.
Joss Whedon changed my life.
I know, that’s true for a lot of folks. I was going through some books I’d stored to keep safely for Hurricane Sandy, and came across the book pictured above. ANGEL: YEARBOOK from IDW Publishing. It was the final Angel comic before the rights transferred to Dark Horse… and my first ever published comic book is in there.
A year and a half later, I’ve published twenty comics. This year alone, I’m going to do triple that number. I have a career because of a two page short story in an Angel comic.
It was a dream come true then and remains one now.
Thank you for this and for your stories, Joss Whedon.