This is it! The end of “Season 1″ of Space Corps. No worries, more comics are coming, but this is a huge milestone for us.
We thought that this would be a good time to interview each other and talk about how this comic came into existence. Sort of a DVD commentary, if you will. So indulge us for a bit.
G: That’s a good description. I had pieces of things I wanted to do, but also huge gaps to fill. It’s been great seeing how the pieces fit together, and how one idea sparks another, and another. Our method of working has made me think about how the heart of writing is less about words, and more about ideas.
B: Yeah. I did improv in college, and one of the driving principles there is building on what the other person is doing. You’re always adding, never subtracting. I remember conversations we had where you’d make an off-hand comment and that would send my brain off in a radically different direction than what I’d planned. That’s collaboration, and it’s a beautiful thing.
G: It’s funny that you bring up improv. While I’ve never done improv, (I think I read about it in Tina Fey’s book), I love the “yes, and..” principle of it and try to keep that in mind when collaborating. It seems we’re on the same page on this even though we never talked about it before. Unless my memory is bad here, which is possible.