Scott L. Wolfson

Scott L. Wolfson is an award-winning songwriter, professional musician, graphic artist, and writer of prose, drama, and fiction. He spends his free time thinking about what to do if he ever gets free time.

Posts by Scott L. Wolfson

Jewish Creators

How the Jewish Experience Gave Rise to Our Favorite Comic Book Heroes

Whether consciously or not on the part of the Jewish creators and innovators, what comes to mind when we think of comics and superheroes comes straight out of troubled times for Jews. Comic books are lifted from the myths, plights and religious teachings of the Jewish people. Let’s start with the framework for comics as we know them. It’s 1933, the heart of the Great Depression, and M.C. Gaines (born Maxwell Ginzberg) needs an idea        …read more

indie comics

Did Our Favorite Indie Comics Grow Up or Sell Out?

How did indie comics ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ and ‘The Tick’ rise from cult followings to franchises, and what did they give up for mass appeal? When I saw that a new version of The Tick was coming out — from creator Ben Edlund, no less — I was ecstatic. However, the pilot was not the laugh riot I expected. I was leery of the dark, serious tone and the direction it was taking. An        …read more