CONTRIBUTOR: Lauren Hudgins is the editor of Describe the Ruckus, a blog on Portland events and culture, and a PSU creative writing MFA student.
Brandon Seifert writes the impressively successful horror medical drama, Witch Doctor, from Skybound Entertainment/Image Comics. He and artist Lukas Ketner will be at the Hollywood Things From Another World on December 14 (7-10pm) to sign copies of Witch Doctor Volume 1. Curiously, Brandon began his career in journalism.
What sort of journalism?
Mostly arts and culture stuff. I wrote for Willamette Week.
How did you land that job?
I wrote them and it’s like, “Hey, here’s my clips. Do you want an article about this band?” And they’re like, “Do you want to do a blog post?” “Sure.” “We like your blog post. Do you want to write for us more?” “Totally.”
It seems like it’s difficult to get writing jobs like that.
There’s a lot of competition for them. I talked to my editors about it much later. “I was really intimidated and I know you guys get a lot of people interested.” “Yeah, but most of them aren’t any good, so when we get clips from people who can actually write it stands out.”
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