Quotes by Brian K. Vaughan

Brian K. Vaughan

American comic book and television writer

Alive from: 1976-

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

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    After 9/11, I knew I wanted to write about power and identity and the way Americans on all sides of the political spectrum often mythologize our leaders, which are themes that the superhero genre has always handled really well.
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    All writing is the same: It's just making up lies until it starts to sound like the truth. That's what I do.
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    By the time you have your protagonist attempting to assassinate the Pope, you've sort of signaled that everything is on the table.
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    Even though I was trained in play writing and screenwriting, when I sat down to write a comic book for the first time, Alan Moore was first and foremost in my mind.
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    Fantasy/science-fiction stories have been around almost as long as each genre, but every hybrid now lives in the shadow of 'Star Wars.'
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    Having children changes you forever, as a writer and as a human being. I hope it's for the better on both counts, but I guess we'll see.
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    If a good editor will let me tell my story with the right artist, I'm happy.
    Source: Aint It Cool News interview
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    In film, you have the luxury of accomplishing what you need in 24 frames every second. Comics, you only have five or six panels a page to do that.
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    It's about how boys become men — and why it takes women to make that transformation possible.
    Source: In an Entertainment Weekly article, about the main theme of Y: the Last Man
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    It's cool because I think 'Ex Machina' is a little bit under the radar, which is always when I do my best work - when I feel like no one's paying attention.
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    It's TV shows like BUFFY and ANGEL that usually have an incredible cliffhanger every commercial break that amaze me.
    Source: Aint It Cool News interview
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    Not a word of my writing has ever been changed by another person's hands, and I don't think many screenwriters can say that.
    Source: Aint It Cool News interview
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    That was the appealing thing about comics: There literally is no budget in comics. You're only limited by your imagination.
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    There's always that relief you feel when you're working on your own series that you can actually make it to your planned ending and that your audience will still be there to support you - and that your publisher will still exist.
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    When I was in college, I was belittling the woman who later become my wife for not knowing who Boba Fett was, and she responded by asking me if I knew who the Prime Minister of Israel was. Surprisingly? Not Mon Mothma.
    Source: Comic Book Resources interview
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