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PASSWORD: wildguard

The Writers Chatroom and Comic Widows are happy to introduce this Tuesday's chat guest, Todd Nauck. I will be interviewing Todd and also taking questions from the room. To find out more about Todd Nauck, see his bio below.

The Writers Chatroom was previously known as the Fear of Writing Chatroom. Please keep in mind you may still get to the chatroom at the Fear of Writing website <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href=""></a><!-- m --> for only a few more weeks. ~ Glenn Walker



The doorprize for this week's chat is a brand new copy of "Freaks! How to Draw Fantastic Fantasy Creatures" by Steve Miller. It features the art of our guest, Todd Nauck, among others. This will be awarded to a lucky, random chatter halfway through the night's event.

And in the tradition of Chats Past, don't forget to bring chocolate. Mmm… chocolate. :-)


The new Writers Chatroom at:

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Tuesday evening, September 14, 2004

Pacific Time………………………7 PM

Mountain Time…………………...8 PM

Central Time………………………9 PM

Eastern Time……………………..10 PM


Our chat guest Tuesday night is comic book writer and artist Todd Nauck. <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href=""></a><!-- m -->

Todd has always had a love for drawing and superheroes. His earliest memories are of drawing Bert and Ernie, and hamburgers. Batman, Spider-Man and Superman toys and clothing were always found around the house.

Todd loved creating his own characters but did not get into collecting comics until the eighth grade. A year later, he decided he wanted to draw comics for a living. After graduating high school, Todd took his portfolio to comic book conventions where he received several brutal critiques. Shortly after, he enrolled at the Art Institute of Dallas. After completing his education, Todd started sending out his samples to all of the major companies. In between submissions, he would write, draw, and letter a series of homemade mini comics featuring his own characters. These mini comics were printed from a copy machine, and would soon become very important.

Todd then went on to draw for Extreme Studios, Marvel and DC Comics. After doing fill-in work on Sensational Spider-Man and Legion of Super-Heroes, he was given the honor of helping launch a new series starring the DC's teen heroes: Young Justice. Todd has been with the title for the entire run of fifty-five issues, for which is he is probably best known.

The mini-comics were reborn recently in a series from Image called WildGuard: Casting Call that Todd both wrote and illustrated, in which the reality TV concept is brought to comics. WildGuard is a made-for-TV superteam. An "American Idol" for superheroes, hundreds of heroes converge to try out for this reality TV show. Yet, only five would be chosen to fill WildGuard's roster. Casting the team members was the driving force to the six-issue mini-series. Readers were invited to <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href=""></a><!-- m --> where they could view mini-profiles on forty-five different heroes. Fans were able to vote for the character they wanted on the team and try to guess whom the final five would be.

Since the mini-series this past year, there are now the weekly WildGuard web strips at: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href=""></a><!-- m --> and the new upcoming one-shot WildGuard: Firepower coming in December.

Other powers and abilities: Todd has a fairly good photographic memory generally retaining knowledge of TV, comics, music, movies, and other useless trivia. He is quick on the draw and can pencil two to three comic book pages in a day. He has a complete collection of Mystery Science Theater 3000 episodes and is developing an uncanny recall for episode details and quotes. Todd can also fly and has hydro-powered arms. Though due to the lack of practice he is not proficient in these last two abilities. And then there's his appearance as a contestant on PAX TV's On The Cover game show on November 24th. The guy gets around.

Please come out for an exciting and entertaining evening and chat with writer/artist Todd Nauck. <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href=""></a><!-- m -->


Please check the Chatroom Schedule at: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href=""></a><!-- m --> for information on upcoming guests and writing-related chat topics.

Wednesday, September 15, 2004 ~ 10 p.m. EST
The return of Christopher Klim of Writers Notes
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Password: writersnotes

SUNDAY, September 19, 2004 ~ 8:00 p.m. EST
Sunday Night Writers Chat with Audrey Shaffer
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Password: writerschat

Wednesday, September 22, 2004 ~ 10 p.m. EST
Chat Guest - Lisa Collazo
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Password: writewhatyouknow


We look forward to chatting with you!

Glenn Walker - Chatroom Moderator and Manager
Audrey Shaffer - Hostess of the Writers Chatroom
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