Co-authored "The Escapist", 80-page graphic novel tie-in to "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay"
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[on John Carter
(2012)] I still feel that we made a very good movie. Solid. Entertaining. Breathtaking. If a movie set on Mars with flying ships, sword fighting, red princesses, villainous villains and dashing heroes doesn't sound like your kind of movie, I understand that. But for people who enjoy that sort of thing - I count myself among that group - I thought it was a perfectly serviceable ...
Says that his inspiration for "The Mysteries of Pittsburgh" was fear. He was afraid that all of the other students, at the college he was attending, had already written novels, and he didn't want to be left out. He found "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald
and "Goodbye, Columbus" by Philip Roth
in his step-father's basement office next to each other on a shelf. Both later heavily influenced...