Whedon Uncut: Philly Writer Offers Fans Unedited Interview Transcript. Jerome Maida writes genre articles for the Philadelphia Daily News, and he needs your help (but he's also got a special gift for you).
A link to Maida's Philly.com article 'Angel' is Dead, But Whedon's Still Alive was posted here on May 19th, but what fans read on the site fell far short of the original and lengthy interview. Of more than 7000 words of Whedon question-and-answer, a scant 478 made it into the final version. The rest? Sitting on Jerome's hard drive, lonely and unread.
Except he's kindly agreed to send it to anyone who requests it from him at firstname.lastname@example.org. For free. No strings attached.
Well, okay. Just one string, and it's not obligatory. The issue is this: Jerome's editors at Philly.com aren't convinced that there's an audience for genre articles such as this (maybe the extensive edit was a sign of no confidence?). He'd like to prove them wrong. So, if you enjoyed either the online article, or the much longer transcript (yours just for the asking), then maybe take a moment to let his editors know this shouldn't be the last genre-related piece they run.
Their email addresses:
Howard Gensler (email@example.com)
Laurie Conrad (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Theresa Johnson (email@example.com)
(Jerome: "You could ask that your comments be forwarded to the Big Enchilada, editor-in-chief Zack Stalberg, too, if you'd like!")
Just to whet your appetite, I received a copy of the transcript. Among the topics: The Astonishing X-Men series, Marvel, and working in comics, with extensive AXM storyline/character specifics (the bulk of the interview); that 'hip, innovative' Whedon dialogue; future plans for the Buffyverse; and JW's thoughts on ED, DB, Chris Claremont ... and Buffy versus Batman!
May 22 2004
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