The cover to Saga’s first hardcover collection. And some quotes from the creators on just why they decided to give comic book retailers across the country a few more grey hairs after the cover of the series’ first issue and tpb got them so much flak:
Just doubling-down on our breastfeeding stance, aren’t we? – Fiona Staples
Some stores won’t even rack the first volume because the breast-feeding is controversial, but…fuck them. – Brian K. Vaughan
Just fabulous, really. <3
The Beat’s coverage of the SDCC 2014 Saga panel is here.
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.
//I’d like to point out my two major influences for my drawing style. Love and Rockets comic books writers and artists Jaime and Gilbert Hernandez. I can’t even being to point out my love for these two. asjdjnalf
Same here. Their art AND the writing have been my main influence.
As artists, it’s always enlightening to compare our current work against what we were struggling with one, five or even ten years ago. You’ve come a long way! Congratulate yourself. Now, get back to work.