Super Intern: Lauren Amaro at Marvel Comics

Super Intern: What it's like working for a giant in comic books? Marvel-ous!

Super Intern: What it's like working for a giant in comic books? Marvel-ous!

Lauren Amaro, a 2018 English graduate and alumna of Comic Studies, interned last year at Marvel Comics! She and Kaitlyn McCafferty of Art Ducko, UO's comic magazine, present Lauren's time as a super intern!

Lauren blasted through basic intern tasks like filing and shredding documents.

She also did real reseaerch - fact-checking, assembling summaries of Marvel characters and pulling reference images!  

Lauren listened in on weekly "reading circles" where editors critiqued comics...

...similar to the discussions Lauren had about story and form in her comic studies classrooms!

Her participation in Art Ducko on campus prepared her for Marvel's production process. There she learned to give creators editorial notes on scripts and layout.

At Marvel Lauren was another pair of eyes in the review process, giving notes and assisting with the placement of dialogue and sound effects. Pow!

Lauren flexed her creative-writing muscles by whipping up possible "recaps" that brief readers at the start of an issue...including a recap printed word-for-word in X-Men Gold No. 8! One of her proudest achievements!

Lauren was sad to say goodbye to comic studies and Art Ducko. But she's grateful for their role in securing her next adventure - back at Marvel, where she has been hired as an assistant editor!