This was a topic I hadn’t had the chance to talk about before in a public setting, and I found it really interesting to watch Aaron Rosenberg, Jaym Gates, Bill Willingham and I try to hash out what the monomyth actually is as opposed to how it is often presented. We disagreed quite a bit at the beginning of the panel, but I think by the end (of the hero’s journey, he said not so cleverly) we were actually more in agreement than otherwise. (I was also jazzed about the whole thing since my band’s second album was entitled Monomyth, but that fact wasn’t particularly relevant to the panel…)
Greg is a professor, author and musician in New York City. Author of The Third Sign, Icarus, and various short stories.