Entrevista a Brian K. Vaughan
CBR News: A new issue of "Saga" is there, every month, from Image Comics and then when you and Fiona take a break to give yourselves a breather (and keep the creative team consistent) you release a collected trade so the three people not reading it can catch up for the next arc. Obviously the writing is top floor and the art is awesome, but how much do you attribute the success of "Saga" to its schedule and delivery?
Brian K. Vaughan: Fiona and l were a little worried how readers and retailers would react to us taking a "hiatus" every six issues, but I'm so grateful that everyone's been supportive. I think this schedule has been a huge part of the reason that "Saga" is selling significantly more at #18 than it was with #1. Image is cool enough to put out extremely reasonably priced collections almost immediately after an arc ends, and a lot of those trade readers are apparently then switching to reading us in regular issues as soon as we return monthly. Obviously, it's a model that's worked well in other media. I was stupidly slow to join the "Breaking Bad" train, so I watched the first three seasons on DVD, but when the fourth season started, there was no way I wasn't watching each episode live as it aired.Despite the wild cast of characters, intergalactic settings and other space oddities, "Saga" is basically a love story. From the Bible, William Shakespeare and the Four Aces, we know that love is a many-splendored thing. Would "Saga" work without love as its central truth? I don't think it's at the core of other space operas like "Star Wars" or "Flash Gordon."
Love is definitely important, but I don't know if it's "Saga's" "central truth." Most love stories end with a couple being formed or getting engaged or announcing a pregnancy, but "Saga" takes place after all that fun stuff has already happened, during a challenging time that's often filled with conflict and chaos and refinanced mortgages. But yes, also love.Secreto:
(Pincha para leerlo)While I have little doubt "Saga" was well-plotted and outlined from the outset in terms of storylines and character development, have there been any surprises along the way like a character moving in a different direction or a plot point being added or subtracted?
Absolutely, almost always thanks to Fiona's input. For example, our family is still on pretty much the same course I plotted for them at the beginning, but there will be at least one important addition to the main cast coming next arc that never would have happened without Fiona. She's the all-time greatest.I don't want to spoil "Saga" #18 because I am so looking forward to it as a reader but can you tease what lies ahead for Alana and Marko in the issue and beyond it into the next arc?
I don't want to say anything about #18 yet, but the six issues after it are going to be very, very different from anything that's come before. It's a story about money, among other subjects that terrify new parents.It hasn't been solicited yet but will we see "Saga" #19 in March?
Actually, like our last break between #12 and #13, we're going to skip three months between arcs, with our next trade coming out in March. Sorry. I know it's a drag, but I promise that this schedule makes for a better story. More importantly, it means Fiona can continue to draw and color every panel, page and cover of the series.
"Saga" just wouldn't be "Saga" without her, so we both greatly appreciate everyone's patience. We're already hard at work on #19, and it's a doozy. You're either going to think it was totally worth the wait or cancel your pull-list subscription on impact.Do you have an end date or final issue in mind for "Saga"? And do you know how it ends, because with "Ex Machina," you gave us the ending on the opening page of the first issue?
I know exactly how the story ends, down to the last page, but I don't know exactly how long it will take to get there. It's a long one, that's for sure.Your friend Robert Kirkman has enjoyed incredible success by transitioning "Walking Dead" into a TV series. Would you like to see "Saga" as a TV series or a movie? And why do you think it would or wouldn't work?
Fiona and I get option offers all the time, but I don't think the technology or financial model exists yet to realistically make "Saga" work as either a television series or a feature. I'm certainly open to being proven wrong though, especially if Paul Thomas Anderson is looking to adapt a pervy space fantasy for his next project. For now, I like comics way more than film and TV, so I'm happy for "Saga" to remain nothing but a lowly funny book.
Vaya malas noticias, se confirma que Fiona necesita 8 meses para hacer 5 números. Lo que supone un descanso de tres meses entre arco y arco
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