One of the great challenges of writing Good Neighbors was learning how to write for comics. I’ve loved comics for a long time, I’ve been a reader of comics and I’ve tried to write comics, but when I did, it was a very long time ago when I was in college, I did some writing but it wasn’t very good. So for me it was an opportunity to really try something different, but it was also a little bit scary.
The thing that was the most challenging was, and also the part that was the most liberating, which is not actually being in charge of any of the description. I would say, “Look this is where we are, this is what it looks like”, but I couldn’t set mood in the way you can when you write narrative.
You can ask for mood and that really does change what you’re able to control and how much you can do with the words that you have and it makes you look at them differently and look at dialogue differently because you have to suggest a huge amount, all of which is good because you know, spelling things out and making things overly clear is not good in any narrative form. So it was really nice to be challenged to pair that down even further than I would normally.