Matt Hawkins is a busy comic book professional. On top of being the President and COO of Top Cow, he’s also a prolific comic book writer.
I first met Matt in the 1990s when he was a publicist for Rob Liefeld and I was a journalist in the fan press, including Wizard Magazine. We’ve managed to keep in touch over the years, including a few times when Matt joined me for educational panels at New York Comicon.
Matt has always been a smart, generous guy with a lot of ideas and insights. Most of us didn’t realize just how smart he was until he returned to UCLA to earn his Masters Degree in Physics/Applied Sciences. He put those learnings to work in his severely underrated Top Cow series Think Tank.
Matt sent over a few photos to share the layout of his creative workspace.
TITLE: Matt Hawkins – Comic book writer and President/COO of Top Cow
WHAT I USE TO WRITE: Old school notepads, Microsoft Word on my Macbook.
WHY I SET UP MY WORKSPACE THIS WAY: I thrive in a mess. I actually know where everything is. Whenever I’m in someone’s office and it’s all nice and tidy it always makes me think they don’t have enough to do.
HOW I WORK: I write a shit ton of thoughts on notepads and then try and read my own handwriting. I translate that sometimes successfully to an outline and then go to writing actual pages.
WHAT I JUST COMPLETED: Think Tank V5, Samaritan and Dante.
WHAT’S AVAILABLE FOR SALE NOW:
NEXT APPEARANCES: Be in Boston this weekend, NYCC, Tucson and Athens for this year.
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