As for those creators who are more active now…Mark Waid, James Robinson, Brett Lewis, Brian K. Vaughn, Mark Millar, Garth Ennis, Matt Fraction, Christos Gage…their work inspires me (at the same time it makes me jealous). I feel awful because I’m sure I’m leaving some big name out.
What I look for in a writer is a unique voice, and strong storytelling – particularly strong stories that are dense rather than decompressed.
EJ: You’ve worked with Julian Totino Tedesco before, on Unthinkable. Did you write Rift Raiders knowing he would be the artist? And if so, did you write things into the story because you know he’d make them look amazing?