I can’t believe I didn’t mention this before, but I recently guested on Gregg Schigiel’s podcast Stuff Said, and I have to say, this is, by far, the most in-depth interview I have EVER EVER done. Or probably ever will do. I talk about my ENTIRE career. Gregg really did his research on this, and the annotations to the podcast alone should tell it covers just about everything. So yay, that is done, and it was actually fun!

I haven’t listened to other episodes of Gregg’s podcast, but other guests include such folks as Erik Larsen, Mark Waid and Eric Stephenson. If they are interviewed in the same manner, these are must listens!


  1. did you talk about how you still have an active animus towards DC even though none of the folks who “wronged” you still work there?

  2. Confession: I have an active animus about certain DC POLICIES that were there when I worked there and are still there, like not targeting younger readers and shooting themselves in the foot when it comes to diversity. I think I do mention that in the interview actually.

    BTW, who wronged me? I’m still trying to figure that out so any hints you can give would be great.

  3. If I’d know about the circus years the conversation would have been far less career-spanning!

    Thanks again, Heidi, for taking the time to chat, and the kind words above. I appreciate both.

  4. Good interview. I liked it. Eric Stephenson’s was good too. The comics world is lucky to have a huge selection of interesting people and podcasts to choose from.

    btw, don’t do Facebook comments. Beside being johnrobiethecat antimatter, it just sucks and it’s the social platform that would definitely make Orwell’s 1984, 2014 edition…

    Places like the Wall Street Journal use Facebook comments, ughh…

  5. Great interview, Heidi. I didn’t know the details about your family, like your mom being a cartoonist.

    Glad you mentioned the diversity of genres on newsstands in the late ’60s. I went through my superhero fan phase, too … but if there had been NOTHING but superheroes on newsstands, I doubt I’d have developed much interest in the medium as a whole.

    Unfortunately, when I mention that diversity to some fans (superhero addicts), they dismiss all the war, western, humor, horror and sci-fi comics of the past as worthless. They’re happy with the superhero paradise of the 2010s … you know, the magnificent works of genius that Marvel and DC are publishing today.

    And no, Heidi, you don’t have the worst posters. There are many comics sites with more brainless and/or offensive posters.

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