Renee Witterstaetter is a veteran of the comic book industry. She has been working in the industry for 20 years. She has worked as an editor, a writer, a colorist, an agent and a publisher. She has created children’s books and several books about Michael Golden, Mark Texeria, Jackie Chan and most recent on Nick Cardy. She is also currently working as the agent for Michael Golden, Mark Texeria, Steven Scott and several other big names in the comic book industry.
We asked Renee; With you being in the industry for so long how do you feel the movement over the last few years about no longer printing comic books and going to digital issues only? “Well I actually like the hard copies of the books, it’s something I just really enjoy just being able to own a book, get it autographed, putting it on my shelf. I don’t think that is ever going to truly completely go away. I am hoping the way that things will evolve is that we have a combination of things that we will have digital books and print books and we find a way for those two things to complement and support each other. That is what I try to do with my own books.”
Renee was very excited to talk to us about her newest book Nick Cardy: Artist at War. “My newest book actually of Nick Cardy war sketches telling his (Nick Cardy’s) experience (during WWII) as told thru the sketches he did while he was in the war, but in that book I also have a DVD so I am trying to make it multimedia so I think we will find a way to make the digital books and the print comic books multimedia support each other as well.” She went on to say “I think it’s a very historically important book because Nick was one of the best and one of the most renowned illustrators and cover artists at DC during the Golden Age.”
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