Two of Kansas City’s favorite comics creators, Jason Aaron and Matt Fraction, were interviewed by MTV’s Jonah Ray at New York Comic Con this weekend. Aaron and Fraction write several of Marvel’s top-selling titles and are part of the “Marvel Architects” creative steering committee.
Aaron lives in Johnson County and writes Wolverine, PunisherMAX, and the major cross-over event X-Men: Schism. He has two hotly anticipated series set to debut in October, Wolverine and the X-Men and the new Incredible Hulk.
Fraction is a former Kansas City resident who now lives in Portland, Oregon. Fraction currently writes Uncanny X-Men, Invincible Iron Man, and Thor.
In his latest column for Comic Book Resources, Kansas City comics writer Jason Aaron reminisces about his early days in the comics business and the importance that the local network of comics creators had in shaping his career.
The first week I was here, I found a comic shop and started a pull list: Elite Comics in Overland Park. I’ve been buying my books there ever since. Through that shop I first met local comic folk like B. Clay Moore, Ande Parks and Jai Nitz, and later some fellow KC-transplants like Tony Moore and Matt Fraction. Here were people who actually made their living making comics. I couldn’t believe it.
Aaron credits his interaction with local creators, and their assistance and advice in shaping his career. “I honestly don’t know that I would be here today if it wasn’t for them,” he writes.
In addition to his CBR columns, you can keep up with Jason Aaron on his website, jasonaaron.info.