Comic Book Resources has an interview up today with Saga author Brian K. Vaughan. It opens, accurately, with this sentence: “It’s not hyperbole to say Brian K. Vaughan is crushing it.” From that point on it details all of those things which Vaughan is doing (and succeeding at), and you should read the whole thing.
My interest is primarily Saga (because I’m human, and all humans who know, are primarily interested in Saga). I was particularly intrigued and delighted by the following exchange:
Do you have an end date or final issue in mind for “Saga”? And do you know how it ends, because with “Ex Machina,” you gave us the ending on the opening page of the first issue?
I know exactly how the story ends, down to the last page, but I don’t know exactly how long it will take to get there. It’s a long one, that’s for sure.
This is the kind of thing a fan wants to hear. Two traits that can only be celebrated: 1) The author knows where we’re going, and 2) It’s gonna take a long time to get there. What more do you want?
One more small Saga note. Vaughan was once again asked if he’d consider adapting the book he and Fiona Staples have so brilliantly conceived for another medium, be it film or television:
Your friend Robert Kirkman has enjoyed incredible success by transitioning “Walking Dead” into a TV series. Would you like to see “Saga” as a TV series or a movie? And why do you think it would or wouldn’t work?
Fiona and I get option offers all the time, but I don’t think the technology or financial model exists yet to realistically make “Saga” work as either a television series or a feature. I’m certainly open to being proven wrong though, especially if Paul Thomas Anderson is looking to adapt a pervy space fantasy for his next project. For now, I like comics way more than film and TV, so I’m happy for “Saga” to remain nothing but a lowly funny book.
Are you fucking listening P.T. ANDERSON! Jesus. I would pay all the money to see Anderson adapt Fiona Staples artwork in Saga. All the money.