Saturday, March 28, 2015

Chuck Palahniuk

Coming soon from Chuck Palahniuk: Fight Club 2 – a serial graphic novel illustrated by Cameron Stewart and David Mack.

From the author's Q & A with Adam Linehan for Maxim:

When we last spoke you told me that Fight Club, the original, was very much a product of your circumstances at the time. Do you feel that way about the sequel?

Oh yeah. The sequel is so much about the protagonist getting away from medication and getting back to an aspect of himself that was the best part of him that he now has to suppress with all these prescription medications. Now that I’m taking Ambien and Ativan, Xanax - everything I can get my hands on just to kind of maintain my lifestyle and keep from going crazy - I kind of long for some way to leave all those things behind.

At the Comic Con announcement, you said that your biggest fear in diving back into Fight Club 2 was the “feverish ill-fed exhausting stint of writing.” Did that turn out to be the case?

No, not as much as I thought. Writing the script took a long time, about a year, but I’ve been able to go back as the illustrator does each issue. I can go back and revisit the issue and rewrite the script, as I want, so I can bring more ideas to it every time. So it hasn’t been a nightmare that way. In fact, collaborating with the illustrator and finding out the stuff he can depict that I don’t need to spell out in the script is a whole different way of working.

Are there any other advantages of working in the graphic novel medium?

The collaborative nature of it is...[read on]
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