Local comic book writer Jason Aaron had a breakthrough year in 2008. It started off with him landing an exclusive contract at Marvel Comics, writing stories for superheroes like Wolverine and Ghost Rider. Then Scalped - his original series about crime, poverty and activism on a Native American reservation - was nominated for an Eisner. That's the Oscar of the comic book world. Finally, he was named 2008's best comic book writer by the industry magazine Wizard.
Kansas City, MO – Jason Aaron recently sat down with KC Currents' Eugenio Taboada to talk about how he became a writer for comics, his inspiration for Scalped and what it means to be a comic book writer in Kansas City.