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    From: (Jms at B5)
 Subject: Re: ATTN JMS: Top Cow?!
    Date: 10/26/1998 4:15:00 PM  

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I'd actually heard a lot of good things about Top Cow, and my understanding
going into this was that I would have total creative freedom, and it would be a
writer-driven book. The artist they've talked to is someone whose work I've
admired, and this book is going to have a very different look from the rest of
their titles. The folks over there seem to really have their act together.
They only launch about 2 new titles a year, and that means they have to be
special...and they want this to be that kind of project.


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    From: (Jms at B5)
 Subject: Re: ATTN JMS: Top Cow?!
    Date: 10/27/1998 9:32:00 AM  

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>How closely do you plan
>on collaborating with your penciller--will he have much leeway in
>layouts/"camera" angles/etc. or do you script a page pretty tightly?

I script pretty damn much as a half-page to describe a panel, in
great detail. I'm doing those pages the same as I do my B5 and Crusade
scripts: hideous amounts of detail.

And yeah, we want to go for a much more realistic look to this book, because
it's essential to making the story work.

>if you seriously plan on bucking the System and
>producing a book that operates on the assumption that dialogue and
>characters are *not* interchangeable, I can guarantee you at least one
>regular reader.

Done and done.


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