Sometimes the path to your place in the world of comics is long and circuitous. For John Layman he was able to parlay a job editing for Wildstorm into writing comics.

Many pros out there were once fans. And as a comics fan Chew writer John Layman acumulated a mass of amazing sketches from his favorite artists.

John Layman may be enjoying an enormous amount of success with his creator owned “Chew“, but his road to this place takes him all over the comics industry. Here John tells his story of finding his way into and through the comics industry.

Comics writer and former editor John Layman gives a walking tour of his office where he writes the amazing comic Chew.

Erik Larsen, who was a founding member of Image Comics, writes and draws Savage Dragon. While at NYCC 2011 he took a few minutes to talk about his career and the tools of the trade.