The obligatory intro post: Janice

Hm, where to start…

I’m Janice, the technical and editorial face of the Collier Comics mini-empire. I administer the blog (ably hosted by our systems guy, Dave Lawson) and make worried faces over things so Chad doesn’t have to. If you have a technical concern or want to point out a bug, you should contact me and I’ll get it seen to.

On the creative side, I’ve been a comics fan for 24 years, from the middle of the Hama run on G.I. Joe all the way up until today. The comics that have been closest to my heart over that time include: Mage, Atomic Robo, Invincible Iron Man, mid-1980s Claremont X-Men, The Invisibles, and Phonogram— I’m a sucker for both urban fantasy in the Charles de Lint mold, and strongly-characterized superhero action. As you can guess from that list, my favorite creators include Matt Wagner, Brian Clevinger, Scott Wegener, Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, and Matt Fraction, among a few dozen others. The best comic I read last year was Joe Kelly and J.M. Ken Niimura’s I Kill Giants, and I firmly believe you should read it too.

My day job is in feature-film visual effects; if you’re interested, you’re welcome to check out my IMDB profile for a list of projects I’ve worked on. My favorite movie is Run Lola Run, but my favorite movie that I’ve worked on is the 2009 Star Trek. My favorite directors include Scorsese, Kubrick, and Cameron.

Before I worked in film, I was a Unix systems administrator, a call-center drone, an academic computing geek, and an occasional tech writer/ editor. I play the ukulele (poorly), crochet (well), and indulge in the occasional spot of Python programming (decently enough to get things done). Undoubtedly, none of this will prepare me for regular blogging.

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