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Fred Van Lente

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Van Lente was raised by a mystery-loving mother (who preferred Dorothy Sayers to Agatha Christie, but we won't hold that against her) and a wisecracking Woody Allen-lookalike scientist father in what appears to be some kind of genetic experiment to write his first novel, TEN DEAD COMEDIANS, even though neither parent nor the son himself would know it for many years.

Van Lente spent his time between birth and authoring Ten Dead Comedians becoming the #1 New York Times best selling writer of graphic novels like Cowboys & Aliens (the basis of the feature film), Odd is on Our Side with Dean R. Koontz, and the gorily funny Marvel Zombies series.

He did some other things too, but they hardly seem worth mentioning.

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Fred Van Lente Write selfishly. Write for yourself. No one cares if you write but you. Make something beautiful based on how you define the beautiful. Everything in…moreWrite selfishly. Write for yourself. No one cares if you write but you. Make something beautiful based on how you define the beautiful. Everything in your life, from your own experiences to stuff you read secondhand, is nothing more than grist for this mill. The challenge comes in honing your skill to the point where you can understand the difference between the good and the better. We will all spend the rest of our lives honing this skill.(less)
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PSI-LORDS signing tour this week!

Hey NYC! My latest from Valiant Comics, PSI-LORDS, drops tomorrow, Wednesday June 19, and I am embarking on a ONE-STATE SIGNING TOUR! Four locations in four days, culminating in a fun afternoon event at October Country in New Paltz. Check it out:

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“Float like a corpse sting like a lemon.”
Fred Van Lente, Deadpool Team-Up, Volume 1: Good Buddies

“Myths, legends and stories are the signposts previous generations have left us so we don't have to figure out our own personal journey in solitude!

They have to be metaphorical, because their interpretation will be different for each individual life!”
Fred Van Lente, Action Philosophers! Giant-Sized Thing, Vol. 1

“Fandom has a nasty tendency to absorb the surface appearances of a thing without ever bothering to internalize its underlying message.

Huh. I guess it is just like a religion”
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