CAG! 92 – Give Your Heroes a Reason to Quit with Ben Hatke
Zita the Spacegirl! Superman! Writing heroes, and more!
I’m joined by Ben Hatke, author of the Zita the Spacegirl graphic novels, for a talk on writing Really, Really Good Guys (and Gals). Together we discuss the appeal of a character who has an inner sense of what is right, the perils of writing ultra-powerful characters, and what the role of restraint (both from within and without) plays in making a character’s choices compelling.
Links mentioned in this episode:
- CAG 89 with Zack Giollongo
- Kids’ Comics Revolution! episode 05
- Ben’s Justice League redesigns
- Improv Everywhere
- I Shall Destroy All The Civilized Planets! by Fletcher Hanks
- Quantum Leap
- The Man of Steel
- Batman Begins
- Justice League Unlimited
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