During my recent trip to London to attend the Feeling Restful Conference I was also able to go to a cool comic book store named Gosh!. When I came back, and as I was looking through their twitter feed, I also found out about Orbital Comics and their podcast which had a 2 part interview with Brian K. Vaughn.
If your not into comics maybe telling you that he was one of the guys that co-wrote some episodes of Lost will give you some sense of the kind of work he does. If not maybe you’ll recognize some of the stories we wrote like Y: The Last Man or Saga.
This interview is really interesting and covers lots of stuff, like the comic book industry in this new digital age and some experiments they are doing with pay-what-you-want in Panel Syndicate. He also talks about is career, how he got into the industry, how working for Marvel and DC was important to grow-up as a writer and how the books he writes are a kind of “cheap therapy”.
I only knew about Y: The Last Man a couple of years ago and I got really addicted to it, much like it happened when I read “Strangers in Paradise“, so last year when asking for recommendations at my favorite comic book store here in Porto (Mundo Fantasma) and they talked about Saga I promptly bought the available issues and got into it.
The best thing about this interview was that Brian K. Vaughn sounded like a really cool guy which is a great thing when your favorite writers are also nice guys.