During the packed panel at San Diego Comic-Con, the Saga writer noted that while today, Joss Whedon and George R.R. Martin are considered cultural monsters for killing off beloved characters, death used to be a more common feature of popular fiction. One problem, he believes, is that too many characters live in the hands of corporations and are therefore considered too precious to kill. Vaughn feels that takes away one of the things that makes fiction so valuable.
Brian K. Vaughn And Fiona Staples Reveal What’s Ahead For Saga (via wilwheaton)
This is my favourite paragraph though:
Saga may have a bit of Star Wars in its science fiction/fantasy mashup DNA, but one character was inspired by a Star Wars image that always bothered Vaughn: Princess Leia in that slave outfit. “That’s that character at her least sexy,” Vaughn said to thunderous applause. “There are slave girls in the world and they don’t look like Princess Leia in a bikini.” Vaughn and Staples created the character Slave Girl (now Sophie) in part because they wanted to show the horrific side effects of war. “I’m glad that Slave Girl gets to be Sophie,” he said.
I need aggressive music. I feel mute.