By Zack Smith
Author Glen David Gold is a respected name in literary circles…and a hardcore comic book fan. His two novels, Carter Beats the Devil and Sunnyside, combine historical figures and settings with fictionalized circumstances that combine emotional moments and characterization with pieces of humor, action and some very obscure pieces of trivia.
Gold is also a big advocate of comics, having written of his love of Jack Kirby and collecting classic comic art, along with doing stories for Michael Chabon’s Escapist and Will Eisner’s The Spirit. In what became one of the longer-running interviews at Newsarama, we chatted with him when Sunnyside came out in hardcover last year….and over the course of some follow-ups, now have a finished conversation ready just as the book’s been released in paperback.
In the first part of our conversation, Gold discusses the odds of a Carter film, an unusual project he’s currently working on, and the challenges of working in comics.