Comic Book Writer Ed Brubaker Guest DJs on KCRW!

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EdBrubakerAward-winning comic book writer and graphic novelist Ed Brubaker does not shy away from dark themes in his work — or his songs picks. He chooses a slate of songs about heartbreak, loneliness and survival for his Guest DJ Project set, preferring music that “hits you right in the heart.”

Ed has worked on such notable titles as Batman and Captain America and his critically-acclaimed miniseries “Incognito” was just optioned for a feature film by 20th Century Fox.

In his set, he also reveals the music that inspires his work, particularly the tone of his comic book series Criminal:

“When I was struggling with “Criminal,” when I first began it, trying to find the right tone for it, I actually found that tone in old Leonard Cohen and Tom Waits. That sort of seedy, depressing kind of music. I thought, if I could get that type of tone across, then I would be golden. So, yeah, that is something I think about sometimes — what music do I want people to listen to when they read this type of comic.”

Hear/read his whole set here

For you comic fans, I should warn you we also have a session with “Watchmen” star Malin Akerman coming up in the next few months – she has some hilarious and revealing stories that I can’t wait to share.