Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Larry Hama - 5 Quick Questions

Larry Hama is a Japanese American writer, artist, actor and musician who has worked in the fields of entertainment and publishing since the 1960s.

During the 1970s, he was seen in minor roles on the TV shows M*A*S*H and Saturday Night Live, and appeared on Broadway in two roles in the original 1976 production of Stephen Sondheim’s Pacific Overtures.

He is best known to American comic book readers as a writer and editor for Marvel Comics, where he wrote the licensed comic book series G.I. Joe, A Real American Hero, based on the Hasbro action figures. He has also written for the series Wolverine, Nth Man: the Ultimate Ninja, and Elektra. He created the character Bucky O’Hare, which was developed into a comic book, a toy line and television cartoon.

He agreed to answer 5 Quick Questions.

1) What would you say is your greatest achievement in comics?

Bucky O'Hare

2) Who was your favorite writer or artist that you worked with & why?

Wally Wood. He was the best. Neal Adams and Michael Golden come in at a very close second. Woody and Carl Barks were my favorite artists when I was a kid.

3) What character you have never worked .., would you like to do & why?

Uncle Scrooge. I've answered this question a zillion times.

4) Who are your influences?

Bernie Krigstein, Wally Wood, Neal Adams, Joe Kubert, Russ Heath, Will Eisner, Jim Steranko, Hal Foster, MC Escher, Milton Caniff, Reed Crandall, Jack Cole, Walt Kelly, Marge, Moebius, Jack Davis, Will Elder, Harvey Kurtzman, John LeCarre, Charles Dickens, Edgar Rice Burrough

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