Justice Wing: Interviewing Leather — the Arrival Page

Interviewing Leather!Hey all!

A lot of folks have asked for a quicker, easier way to read the fourteen parts of Interviewing Leather. That makes sense — it would be, after all, quicker and easier. The obvious thing to do would be to create a single PDF, with everything laid out quickly, simply, with maximum convenience.

Yeah, I’m not going to be doing that.

Well, at least not yet. Will Leather get the consolidation treatment? Unquestionably. However, it will involve additional material, some filling out, perhaps a backup story or two and, Paragon willing, will let me make at least a little bit of money. More news on that as events warrant.

However, I know that just going to the tag page gives people two pages of links, which are in inverted order. It’s an artifact of WordPress, and I’m sorry for it. HOWEVER, to make things easier for people who want to jump in — we now present this page. Behind the link, you will find things in an easy to read and access linear fashion.

Tell your friends! Wake your children! Read a story… um… again. Whatever — just enjoy!

Interviewing Leather, Part Fourteen

This entry is part 14 of 14 in the series Interviewing Leather

And this is it. The conclusion of “Interviewing Leather.” And I have to admit, I feel pretty good about it.

Todd Chapman, in the story, is writing an article called ‘Interviewing Leather.’ The subject of that article is the so-named supervillain Leather, who he has been hired to interview. But the novella/serial “Interviewing Leather,” by E. A. Burns, is about Todd Chapman, who finds himself stuck in a situation and learns a few things along the way.

In one sense, this is the end of that story. Todd Chapman isn’t the same person who drove up to Meridian City in part one. In another sense, this is the beginning of Chapman’s story, and I suspect somewhere along the line he’s going to show up again.

I like this ending. I like this story. I’m glad it came out the way it did. And I hope you like it too.

I have no idea what I’m going to do next week.

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Interviewing Leather, Part Thirteen

This entry is part 13 of 14 in the series Interviewing Leather

Part thirteen of “Interviewing Leather.” This is, if anything, denouement and epilogue, and a chance for some voices on the other side of the fence to chime in on a few of the points Leather herself made. It also sets up the last part, which should come out next week. God knows what we’ll replace Leather with.

In the end, if there’s one thing that I think has come clear in this series, it’s that Leather isn’t quite as simple as she appears on the surface.

Regardless, when it’s over I’m going to miss Todd, Leather, Marco and the gang. We’ll have to see what comes next.


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Interviewing Leather, Part Twelve

This entry is part 12 of 14 in the series Interviewing Leather

A week and a half wait. And (with the possible exception of the Dynamo Girl leg) the most anticipated part of the interview so far. Part twelve of “Interviewing Leather.” It’s also four thousand words long.

I hope folks like it.

We also (finally) have some fan art to put up. The first comes from Brian Stinson, based on Katie Tandler’s art, and is called Leather the Series. Click on it to see it in full size — and you want to see it in full size:

Leather the Series

The second is from old friend of the writing Tephlon, who — like quite a few of the readers — really enjoyed Leather’s Dynamo Girl turn. So here she is in all her lycra glory!

Tephlon’s Dynamo Girl!

Beyond that, please enjoy! With luck we’ll be back on Tuesday next week, and things will be cheerfully normal.

And yes. That means this is not the last part.

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Interviewing Leather, Part Eleven

This entry is part 11 of 14 in the series Interviewing Leather

And here we have the eleventh part of “Interviewing Leather.” Stubbornly enough, she refuses to just end, though we can see the ending from here. Another part next week, maybe extending into the week after, and then one or two parts devoted to denoument. I really need to figure out what to replace her with.

This is quieter than the last part, but then you probably figured that. We need to set the stage, after all.


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Interviewing Leather, Part Ten

This entry is part 10 of 14 in the series Interviewing Leather

And here we have part ten of “Interviewing Leather.” A moderately well-anticipated part, as near as I can tell, as we’ve got Dynamo Girl and Todd out in the city proper now, out to save the world.

There’s not much more I can say, other than ‘enjoy!’

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Interviewing Leather, Part Nine

This entry is part 9 of 14 in the series Interviewing Leather

Hey hey, kids! It’s time for another “Interviewing Leather!”

This is a story, as I’ve mentioned before, that I’ve been working on for just over a year. That includes some of my notes, and also includes the character of Darkhood, mentioned in the last couple of episodes as a C-list superhero.

Well, it only hit me last week, with a reference made in a rather poignant strip, that Brad Guigar had included a Dark Hood in his brilliant Evil, Inc. comic strip. No confusion or infringement was intended, which I figure you all know but it’s worth saying. And you should read Evil, Inc. regardless.

Otherwise — last week’s episode inspired more fan art! One comes from Dave Van Domelen, a cohort from the Superguy days (as well as lots of other things) and features Dynamo Girl shouting the catchphrase I stole from Scott Kurtz. The other come from Gossamer Commons co-conspirator Peter Venables who renders a post-car wrecking moment from earlier in the series. Yay! I get fan art! You should click on the thumbnails for full sized, of course!

Dynamo Girl! Leather and the Car!

Beyond that, please enjoy the story!

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Interviewing Leather, Part Eight

This entry is part 8 of 14 in the series Interviewing Leather

And thus did Tuesday come, and “Interviewing Leather” came right along with it!

I’m not sure what else I have to say, other than ‘enjoy’ and ‘aside from some saltiness of language, it’s less mature rated.’ So instead, I give you the very first LEATHER FAN ART! This come to us from the Minister of Awesome herself Katie Tandler at bugalight.net (click on the thumbnail to get the full sized experience. Though even the thumbnail is cool):

Interviewing Leather, the Fan Art!

This is frighteningly accurate (at least, with a “DC Animated Universe” feel, which somehow works for me) and it is amazingly cool. And thank you to Kate for providing it.

Enjoy the new episode!

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Interviewing Leather, Part Seven

This entry is part 7 of 14 in the series Interviewing Leather

This is late — for some value of late given that Tuesdays are still officially Random and I don’t have an obligation (for some value of obligation) to actually update on them. Still, it is the next installment of “Interviewing Leather” and I’m glad to have it.

It’s also a bit longer — clocking in around thirty-five hundred words. I considered cutting it in half and doing it over two weeks, but in one sense the “scene” had been cut in half already, with last week’s asskicking leading into this one. So, I decided to go with this one.

The themes continue to be mature on this bit, both in language and in other stuff. I’m really interested to see what people think of this one.

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Interviewing Leather, Part Six

This entry is part 6 of 14 in the series Interviewing Leather

Because I love you thiiiiiiiis much, it’s the sixth part of “Interviewing Leather.” We’re actually moving into the first extensively changed/written bits since I started posting this as a serial — since as you’ll recall, the story was unfinished to begin with — and I hope you enjoy the result. Things are also a bit more active in this week’s entry. But then, that had to happen sooner or later, right?

It is worth noting the language is a little bit rougher in this entry.

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