Today’s podcast episode will get you super excited about the possibilities of adapting your work into a graphic novel. It’s definitely become one of my goals after talking with Nathan.
In the intro I mention the expansion of Nook into the UK and other European countries, some of the lessons learned from hitting the NY Times & USA Today lists with the Deadly Dozen box-set, an update on my own writing, and I mention the brilliant LearnScrivenerFast training.
The podcast is sponsored by Kobo Writing Life, which helps authors self-publish and reach readers in global markets through the Kobo eco-system. You can also subscribe to the Kobo Writing Life podcast for interviews with successful indie authors.
Nathan Massengill is the author and artist for the Viscera graphic novel series. His comic credits include Wolverine, X-Men, Batman and other New York Times best-selling comics. He’s also collaborated with notable creatives, including Joss Whedon on Buffy and also with Christopher Nolan.
You can watch the video of the interview here on YouTube, or listen to the audio podcast above, or by subscribing here. You can read the full transcription below. Highlights of the conversation include:
- Nathan’s background in comics and how the fans of comics really are super-fans
- Why strong female characters are so interesting (and rare) in comics, and why Nathan chose to write one in Viscera
- Why we love superheroes and action violence
- How Nathan actually creates comics
- How the distribution works with comics including Amazon’s new Kindle ComicCreator tool
- Why authors should adapt their books into graphic novels
- How to find and work with graphic novelists
- On crowdfunding for graphic novels
You can find Nathan at NathanMassengill.com and Viscera comic at RingRunning.com. Nathan is also on twitter @NAMartist. You can read the full transcription below, and please leave a comment if you have experience with graphic novels or have any questions for Nathan.