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      CommentAuthorLBA
    • CommentTimeJan 6th 2011
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    if I haven't said already, happy new year (at least I hope it's happy, it's been a hell of a lot better starting 2011 than 2010 for me) to you and everyone on here.

    Have you ever, or ever considered, farming out an idea for a story to another writer because you're just too damned busy? As in you have a great idea for a character and a plot but look at all of your other projects and say, "this would be a fucking great story, but I won't be able to get to it for about 5 more years, xxxxxx would do it well, I'll call and see if he/she wants to do it."
    • CommentAuthordkitsch
    • CommentTimeJan 6th 2011
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    I'm a big fan of bbc radio and big finish\graphic audio dramas. Would you let them adapt your stuff?
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    I wondered if you were able to know the part of income you have from france.

    No idea, sorry. Mimimal, I would imagine.

    Are you interrested in making your work availlable in any foreign language and spread your words around or do you just let your agent deal with that ?

    It's a combination of agents and foreign-rights salespeople trying to sell it, and finding publishers who are actually interested. It's not something I can deal with personally.
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    I'm a big fan of bbc radio and big finish\graphic audio dramas. Would you let them adapt your stuff?

    Yes. In fact, I was contacted once by a BBC-related producer about adapting MINISTRY OF SPACE into audio. I said yes (so long as Chris was happy.) Never heard from them again.
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    Have you ever, or ever considered, farming out an idea for a story to another writer because you're just too damned busy?

    Well, Mike Wolfer will be writing the next tranche of GRAVEL comics on his own, so I can keep my head in the GRAVEL screenplay.
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    Are you less angry than you were in your 20s and 30s? And if so, any tricks for getting there.

    Much less. A combination of age, winning some battles, learning to pick my battles and seeing things get contextualised by time. I still GET angry, a LOT, but I don't wake up angry and go to bed angry anymore.
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    I think you recently mentioned wanting to write for TV at some point. Any chance of this actually happening?

    Nah. There have been some narrow misses over the last few years, but at this point I don't expect it to happen.
    • CommentAuthorhfeenstra
    • CommentTimeJan 6th 2011
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    As I recall you're an admirer of JG Ballard. Any particular works of his that you would bigup?
    • CommentAuthorjonah
    • CommentTimeJan 6th 2011
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    Think you'll go up on the mountain Spider Jerusalem style ie disconnect from the net for a significant period of time?
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    As I recall you're an admirer of JG Ballard. Any particular works of his that you would bigup?

    All of them?

    CRASH, RUNNING WILD, HELLO AMERICA, THE DROWNED WORLD... don't make me pick.
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    Think you'll go up on the mountain Spider Jerusalem style ie disconnect from the net for a significant period of time?

    No.
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    Is there one work that you're most proud of, or one that you wish really never were published?

    Oh, God. I hate everything five minutes after I've written it. I'm still glad I did CRECY.
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    What do you think of the work of, and the overall impact that other New Worlds writers like Michael Moorecock and M. John Harrison?
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    What is the best thing an editor has ever said/done for you?

    Always hear about the bad stuff, so I am always curious to hear how they help/assist writers
    (Just to be clear, I'm not looking for names/specifics/gossip, just example of the writer/editor relationship working really well)
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    Warren, do you have an opinion of the band Cake? I've been listening to their new album and it occurs to me that the tone of John McCrea's lyrics is kind of an American you.


    NOW THATS JUST MEAN

    i know you are all about format experimentation, any type of new thing in particular that we should be on the lookout for this year, from you or anyone you know of?
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    Well, SVK is different in an experiential way that I can't currently describe to you or BERG will have me killed.
    • CommentAuthorSteadyUP
    • CommentTimeJan 6th 2011 edited
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    NOW THATS JUST MEAN

    Meh. I like them, and style aside, there's a sort of informed derision in a lot of their lyrics that reminds me of Warren. Never thought of it that way before last night.
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      CommentAuthorrickiep00h
    • CommentTimeJan 6th 2011
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    Once you've thrown an idea in the "For Later" bin, does it ever just disappear? Do you ever come across notes you've thrown down and then said to yourself "Shit, this should have gone in ______"? Or do you have some sort of mutant power that just lets you remember all your kickass ideas?

    Happy New Year (late, I know) and thanks for letting me stay in your internet hovel, despite my behavior.
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    How do you find working with BERG in the sense that they're a design agency and are coming to comics — or maybe rather sequential storytelling — as opposed to the traditional writer/artist model, which in SVK's case is writer/designers-creators/artist?
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    How do you find working with BERG in the sense that they're a design agency and are coming to comics — or maybe rather sequential storytelling — as opposed to the traditional writer/artist model, which in SVK's case is writer/designers-creators/artist?

    Hee hee. Um. Let me see.

    Actually, the biggest thing was this: explaining to them that we don't need meetings. That after a certain early point, it's just doing the work and filing it. That was a bit weird for them, I think, to find that we didn't need to get together every two weeks or whatever.