The Drawn Word TV, a video production between Christopher Irving’s Drawn Word and Christian Guzman’s CSpin Films, premieres a two-part interview with comics luminary Larry Hama this week! Hama created G.I.Joe while at Marvel Comics in 1982, and is a legendary cartoonist/writer/editor, having nothing less under his belt than also writing Wolverine and editing The ‘Nam.
Hama’s G.I.Joe comics world is being brought to life this summer in G.I.Joe: Retaliation, starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Bruce Willis. In this exclusive interview, Hama and Irving discuss the origins of Joe, as well as Hama’s foray into acting, including his bit part in the cult classic film The Warriors. Part One is already up, with Part Two being released on Wednesday.
Irving and his Graphic NYC partner Seth Kushner will be at MOCCAFest this weekend, to celebrate their new book Leaping Tall Buildings: The Origins of American Comics, which also features a profile on Larry Hama, along with dozens of other comic book creators. Copies of LTB, as well as exclusive prints by the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, will be on sale at table B6.