Episode 102 — Peter V. Brett and Brent Weeks Talk Comics

In this episode, part 1 of a 2-part series, epic fantasy powerhouses Peter V. Brett and Brent Weeks sit down and talk comics, including Peter’s Red Sonja projects, Red Sonja Blue and Red Sonja Unchained, and the graphic novel adaptation of Brent’s, The Way of Shadows. We talk about the process of adapting novels into graphic form, about giving up control, and things unique to the graphic form. It’s a great episode for any fan of the graphic novels and adapting your work. Be sure to tune in next week for Episode 103, when we conclude our two-part interview with Peter and Brent.

Also, we’re only a few days away from the launch of the Speculate Kickstarter! We’re looking for help to keep Speculate! running and to bring it to the next level. Listen in on Episode 101 to learn more about what we’re offering for you, our listeners, in the Kickstarter, and be sure to tune in on May 13th for the launch!

Red Sonja Artwork:


Red Sonja Unchained



Red Sonja Blue



The Way of Shadows Character Sketches:


Durzo Blint and Kylar Stern



Kagé and Master Tulii



3 Responses to “Episode 102 — Peter V. Brett and Brent Weeks Talk Comics”

  1. Paul (@princejvstin) May 9, 2014 at 9:31 am #

    You can’t put a 650 page book into a graphic novel any more than you can put it into a movie. Indeed. You have to make choices, decisions, and capture the *essence* of the book in an adaptation.

    • Brad May 9, 2014 at 1:52 pm #

      Yes, exactly. It’s an interesting process, the act of distilling a book, and possibly reinterpreting it for another medium. Most writers have a lot of trouble with query letters for similar reasons, because it’s difficult to boil something down so far, but it’s also an essential skill to a budding writer (or to a good agent).


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