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James Tynion IV talks about his recent Eisner Award win

"[I] just tried not to cry," Tynion tells Popverse

Held every year at Comic-Con International: San Diego, the Will Eisner Comic Industry Award Ceremony is the biggest night in comics. This year James Tynion IV won his second Eisner Award for Best Writer, this time for his DC Black Label series The Nice House On The Lake. In addition, Tynion is coming off his recent tenure writing the most beloved and popular character in the DC Comics canon - Batman. Scribe duites have since passed to Chip Zdarsky.

Popverse's Ashley V. Robinson caught up with James Tynion IV at Comic-Con International: San Diego earlier this year the morning after the awards ceremony.

“If I win this I'm going to be handed a Best Writer Eisner by Neil Gaiman and I was just like, 'Okay. That can't happen. That absolutely cannot happen,'” Tynion IV recounts for Popverse the moment Neil Gaiman, a writing hero of his, handed him his most recent Eisner, “And then they call my name and I go up there and I basically stammer my way through an acceptance speech, go back to my table, and just tried not to cry.”

Here is our full 9-minute interview with James Tynion IV:


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Ashley V. Robinson

Popverse video producer

Ashley Victoria Robinson is a Canadian hobbit now living in the United States. She is the Video Producer at Popverse and committed to creating cat-themed content. She has been seen on stage all over the world including: The Wallis Annenberg, Theatre West, Hollywood Fringe Festival, Ottawa Fringe Festival, Youth Infringement Festival, Sock N Buskin, Cupcake Theater, and more. You may know her as the host of the Geek History Lesson podcast (alongside Jason Inman), and was even the face of Twitter marketing for podcasters, along with any number of streaming shows including: Jawiin, Roddenberry Entertainment, Collider, Screen Junkies, DC All-Access, Comicbook.com, Geek Bomb, Geek & Sundry, Hyper RPG, Major Spoilers, and many more. She is the co-creator of The Red Shirt Diaries and has been featured in several international commercial campaigns including being the Podcaster face of Twitter Marketing and Intel alongside The Big Bang Theory's Jim Parsons. Ashley's tv credits include: Good Trouble (Freeform), Snowfall (FX), Pump (Urban Flix TV), and Hotel Secrets & Legends (Discovery Channel,). Her comic book writings Science! The Elements of Dark Energy and the Jupiter Jet series are both award-nominated for Best Graphic Novel.

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