“Bill Willingham, Amtrak’s first writer in residence, has taken his train tour and has advice for the authors who will follow in his tracks.
Amtrak put together its writer-in-residence program in early 2014 after a casual wish by Alexander Chee turned into an enthusiastic ad-hoc campaign on Twitter. More than 16,000 people applied; 24 were chosen.
Willingham is a longtime comic book writer and a forthcoming novelist. He planned to work on a variety of projects during his residency: the final issues of Fables, his DC Vertigo comic, his current novel, a screenplay and a new comic series.”