Newsletter #3: The Spider-Manogamist

I flew too close to the sun once, how fuckin’ cool is that?! I love my extreme sports lifestyle!!

WHAT A WORLD

Hard to believe I only launched this newsletter two weeks ago. Since then my life has been a roller coaster, if the roller coaster had one hill and then shit you out onto the street after robbing you. Turns out my “Hollywood deal” to adapt this newsletter into a movie was an elaborate prank by Universal AND Vin Diesel because I once wrote a movie review titled “Not Fast Enough, I’m Furious.”

WHAT’S NEW IN SPIDERMAN NEWS

WHAT’S NEW IN CHIP SPIDERMAN NEWS

Thanks for asking! Well, this is actually kind of a big week for Spiderman, and not just because of his arch-enemy Corporate Shenanigans. This Wednesday sees the release of the final issue of SPIDER-MAN: LIFE STORY (I do not respect the hyphen, but I respect the product).

As always, everyone brought their A-game while I snuck in some of my classic B-game, but I’m super happy with how this turned out. Normally there’d be a preview of some interior pages, but I asked Marvel to hold them back so as to not spoil anything, and they listened! It turns out Marvel is very happy to not show my work?

It was a weird, fun storytelling exercise with an amazing team, but the real MVP is Mark Bagley, who managed to create some of the best work of his career on this, which is really saying something.

ha ha I wrote a Spiderman series that Mark Bagley drew what a world

Anyway, to make matters WEIRDER, the amazing magazine PanelxPanel did an issue devoted to our book which comes out today!

I contributed a piece on my cover process, including NEVER BEFORE SEEN versions that were TOO BAD FOR PRINT! So, yeah, worth the three bucks. You can read the issue without being spoiled on our ending, except for my piece which spoils everything because I’m stupid.

WHAT’S NEW WITH CHIP BESIDES THAT

Believe it or not, MARVEL COMICS #1000 is out today!

You may NOT believe it since there wasn’t a MARVEL COMICS #160-#999, but just trust me on this. It’s an 80-page extravaganza with dozens of contributors and I got to write and illustrate an IRON MAN page. Don’t believe me? Christ, what’s your deal? Just accept some things, all right?

OKAY I ACCEPT IT SO WHAT ELSE IS NEW

Not much

CHIP ANSWERS QUESTIONS

Every week I’ll answer one POLITE and RESPECTFUL question about my life as a semi-pro gymnast or about my work. The email is zdarskyletters@gmail.com.

Hey Chip!

If the head of one of your Eisner Awards popped open to reveal a button, what would that button do?

Best regards,

Tyler

Great question, Tyler. Honestly, I’d like it if pressing a button magically gave Ryan Stegman an Eisner. And then he would discover that his Eisner has a secret button as well. And, when he pushed it, his Eisner magically disappeared because he’s a massive tool.

Love,
Chip