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All Quotes by author - Brian K. Vaughan
" After 9/11, I knew I wanted to write about power and identity and the way Americans on all sides of the political spectrum often mythologize our leaders, which are themes that the superhero genre has always handled really well. "
" Because it's in and about New York City, I knew 'Ex Machina' was going to have to continually mix the mundane and the fantastic. "
" By the time you have your protagonist attempting to assassinate the Pope, you've sort of signaled that everything is on the table. "
" Even though I was trained in play writing and screenwriting, when I sat down to write a comic book for the first time, Alan Moore was first and foremost in my mind. "
" Fantasy/science-fiction stories have been around almost as long as each genre, but every hybrid now lives in the shadow of 'Star Wars.' "
" For a lot of arcane shipping reasons, new comics, even digital ones, have a long history of only being released on Wednesdays. "
" Having children changes you forever, as a writer and as a human being. I hope it's for the better on both counts, but I guess we'll see. "
" I am a big theater fan. It's mostly just being pretentious, I think, and trying to look smart. "
" I don't think anything connects with an audience as deeply as a long-form serialized drama, and much as I love television, I've always found a good ongoing comics series to be much more immersive. "
" I don't think I have discipline when it comes to anything. "
" I love doing research. I'm a film-school geek. "
" I'm totally open to it being a movie or a television series or whatever, but truthfully, if no one wants to do it right, I'm also happy for 'Ex Machina' to only ever exist as a comic book. "
" I never liked working on editorial-driven comics. I just didn't see what was the point. They don't pay well enough for me to write other people's ideas. "
" I never like to talk about my own politics, but whether you're left, right or center, the 2008 race was definitely good drama. "
" In film, you have the luxury of accomplishing what you need in 24 frames every second. Comics, you only have five or six panels a page to do that. "
" I sort of jumped out of movies and into the lifeboat of comics. I loved it right away. It was the opposite of film school. Whatever was in my imagination could end up in the finished product. There were just no limitations. "
" It's cool because I think 'Ex Machina' is a little bit under the radar, which is always when I do my best work - when I feel like no one's paying attention. "
" It's interesting - I think superheroes get much more unfair derision. There are so many good superhero books being done. Science fiction is almost more reputable, I guess, at least a step up from poor superheroes. "
" I wanted to write a story about a future where everyone has a secret identity, in part because the Internet no longer exists. "
" I was embarrassingly well-versed in Marvel lore, so it was pretty easy to slip into that world. But really, already, by the time I'd started writing superhero comics, my dream was really to be writing my own characters. "
" I was only ever part of 'Lost' - a very small part of an extremely talented writers' room, where as a writer, it's sort of your job to sublimate your ego and work in the service of the show and the show's voice. "
" Print and digital comics will always coexist. "
" That was the appealing thing about comics: There literally is no budget in comics. You're only limited by your imagination. "
" There are probably writers who are much more visual than I am and some who are less. I like to think of myself as a happy medium. "
" There's always that relief you feel when you're working on your own series that you can actually make it to your planned ending and that your audience will still be there to support you - and that your publisher will still exist. "
" When I wrote 'Runaways,' I was a naive kid who thought that all parents were evil. Now that I'm a wise old man with children of my own, I am certain that all parents are evil. "
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