I'm a big fan of you as a writer, and I think you're an all-around pretty-alright guy, but I'm so glad I followed this blog because if I had not I would never have discovered your amazing talent for collecting and utilizing reaction GIFs. Well done, sir. A+
Sir, it'd be great if you could answer this question: Who writes the small bullet points/synopsis in the solicitations? They're normally really funny or hype-enducing, if you will. But on occasion, they can be cringe-worthy.
It’s a mixture of the editors and the creators.
if it’s one that you like that was me… if it’s one that you don’t that was them :-)
With the recent release of the 50 Shades of Grey trailer, don't you think it's only a matter of time before everyone starts teasing Jean Grey about it in All-New X-men? I would think that if she and the rest of the O5 found out that such a thing existed, they would conclude that the future is not worth saving.
Bendis-first, thanks for the blog. Your answers motivate me to keep writing. Secondly, if you have an idea you love, but the first draft isn't living up to your expectations, do you throw it out and start again? Or do you finish that initial draft?
there are so many different angles you can approach an idea or a story. Sometimes you throw it out and start again but sometimes it’s just a matter of taking two steps to the left and looking at the characters or story from a different angle.
I think finishing the draft is important. you may discover things anywhere along the way that will help you rediscover what the hell you are doing in the first place
Hey Brian, bought Words for Pictures a few weeks ago and while I'm waiting for it to arrive, I'd like to know... Is there anything new that YOU learned about comic books out of your own study/research in this book? Thank you for answer (And here's hoping I won't get a GIF or a witty response instead)
The artist Roundtable chapter was full of surprises to me.The most eye-opening was Chris Bachalo discussing written scenes that go on too long in a static location. like an eight page scene that takes place in one location.
he said that that’s fine for the writer but the artist is not stuck in that room or location for over three weeks and that could be tedious
I now do a separate pass on each script making sure that I don’t do that to any of my artists