So, you’re writing a
comic series based off fictional novels, which are featured on a live-action
T.V. show. Is that right? How is it seeing your comics featured on Castle? How
has it been working on a project with as many “loops” as this one?
Kelly Sue Deconnick: I
wrote a couple of graphic novels that were featured on a live-action TV show,
yes. The conceit was that these were the comic book adaptations of the series
of novels the titular author wrote before his current series. Follow that? It's
complicated. I think we've got a visual aid on foam core sitting around here
entire experience was awesome. From seeing the book on screen to being
welcomed to the fold by the incredible community of Castle fans.
How is it different
to write for the Marvel Universe, versus Castle’s fictional universe? Any
preferences as a writer?
it is different… Hm. I'm not sure it is, really? I mean, I suppose
it's a different set of muscles -- writing science fiction versus detective
fiction. But the process is the same. For me, anyway.
What would you say
defines Richard Castle as a writer? And, would you read his books?
just radiates charm, doesn't he? Everything about him. Dead
charming. That includes his prose. And yes, the year the first Heat
novel came out I got it for Christmas. I was a fan before I got the
How familiar were you
with the Castle series before you started writing Castle: Deadly Storm? And,
based on fan reception, what would you say is the appeal of the show?
co-writer, Brian M. Bendis, actually got the job before I did. I was
already a fan of the TV series. I beat Brian about the head and shoulders
with a shillelagh until he agreed to bring me on.
You work very closely with Andrew Marlowe, creator of
Castle, and you collaborated with Brian Michael Bendis on both series. How do
you guys influence each other as writers?
is incredible to work with -- if you get the opportunity, I highly recommend
it. He's generous as well as inspirational. It's his voice Brian and I
were trying to match in the writing. And working with Brian? Again,
I was a fan before I got the job -- before I worked in comics at all, I was a
Bendis fan. I reviewed his stuff for Artbomb.netages ago! The POWERS
script book was the second gift my husband ever gave me. So to have the
opportunity to work with him directly was tremendous.
if he did make me hang up my shillelagh.
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