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When Pia Guerra and I started Y: The Last Man that was our impulse: Let’s make a comic book for people who don’t yet know that they love comics. I think for a lot of people it’s kind of an intimidating art form to get into. Even if you’ve been reading comics your whole life, you take it for granted sometimes. It’s hard to just open up this page of panels—you don’t know how to read it. With Y: The Last Man we were like, let’s think about it so that if you’ve only ever read Calvin and Hobbes in your daily paper growing up, you will be able to read this comic. And I think with Saga we tried to hone that even more. -- Brian K. Vaughan

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Romeo and Juliet are also idiotic teenagers who do something incredibly stupid and kill themselves at the end of the story. I thought it would be interesting to start with two people who are adults and not idiotic teenagers. Instead of killing themselves, they have lots of hot sex. But then the result of that sex is a baby. -- Brian K. Vaughan

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I think I was frustrated working in film and television and sort of bumping up against the “here’s what I can’t do” in television, because maybe it’s too expensive to do this kind of spectacle or “here’s what I can’t do in film” where it’s tough to do R-rated, complex ideas for grown-ups. I was just like, I’m going to take all of my frustrations about what I can’t do in these other two forms of media and just pour it into comics and that hopefully readers will appreciate that. -- Brian K. Vaughan

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I almost always know exactly when a character is going to die. Sometimes it’s for a very important narrative reason, and sometimes it’s just because life is short and unfair, especially during wartime. I don’t think I’ve ever unexpectedly killed someone off, but there was once or twice that someone earned an unplanned reprieve, usually because Fiona’s art made me see that character in a completely new way. -- Brian K. Vaughan

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People are always like 'George R.R. Martin or Joss Whedon – these guys are monsters.' But it used to be when people would read fiction, characters would die all the time. I think we’ve grown up in a sort of culture where a lot of our storytelling is controlled by a big corporation – that means we can’t let these characters die, we have to keep them alive. And that’s just a terrible way for fiction to approach things. We read this stuff to prepare us for the worst things that are going to happen to us, and death is the worst. -- Brian K. Vaughan

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Saga #32

Jan. 25th, 2016 09:23 pm
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"Even the self-fellating dragon was there for thematic reasons, which is not a sentence I'm proud of typing right now." -- Brian K. Vaughan

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Archie #3

Oct. 29th, 2015 03:29 pm
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"The potential here is boundless and limited only by imagination -- when I began, I sat down intending to start with a brief document explaining how I saw all the characters in Riverdale, but four hours and 3,000 words later, I realized I'd gotten only to Archie, Betty and Jughead, and I could have kept writing through the night. It's just a matter of drilling down on well-constructed characters -- and the more I write about them, the more I find to write." -- Mark Waid

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From Mark Waid and Fiona Staples (Variant cover beneath is by Paolo Rivera)

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Edit - It has been pointed out that the second part of the scans I had posted were already posted here, so they have been removed and replaced with a sampling of the variant covers for issues #1 and #2 instead.

A brief History of Jughead (and how he got his name) )

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