” … And we talk it out. Lately, I’ve had Roy Thomas come in, and he sits and makes notes while we discuss it. Then he types them up which gives us a written synopsis. Originally-I have a little tape recorder-I had tried taping it, but then I found no one on staff has time to listen to the tape again later. But this way he makes notes, types it quickly, I get a carbon, the artist gets a carbon…so we don’t have to worry that we’ll forget what we’ve said. Then the artist goes home…or wherever he goes…and he draws the thing out, brings it back, and I put the copy in after he’s drawn the story based on the plot I’ve given him. Now this varies with the different artists. Some artists, of course, need a more detailed plot than others. Some artists, such as Jack Kirby, need no plot at all. I mean I’ll just say to Jack, ‘Let’s make the next villain be Dr. Doom’… or I may not even say that. He may tell me. And then he goes home and does it. He’s good at plots. I’m sure he’s a thousand times better than I. He just about makes up the plots for these stories. All I do is a little editing… I may tell him he’s gone too far in one direction or another. Of course, occasionally I’ll give him a plot, but we’re practically both the writers on the things. “ —
mathisnicerwhensimpleas314159265 asked: do you have any control on what people will do on the american gods series? or you can only give suggestions and such?
It’s Bryan Fuller’s show. I can make suggestions. (Sometimes I make them with conviction.) But it’s his show to run, and I think that’s wise.
slytherinscorpio007 asked: Hello, Mr. Gaiman! I've got a quick (and rather stupid) question to ask I hope you have time to get to it. I recently reread "Good Omens" and there was something about an alien that looked like a "pepper-pot robot." Long story short, was that a dalek?
Obviously not. Pepper pot robots like the Daleks, or like R2D2, another pepper pot robot, are the property of the BBC and of Lucasfilms respectively, and could not possibly have appeared in our book in a minor supporting part.