I can’t say this enough – Ultrasylvania is a collaboration. Yes, Jeremy and I come up with the story and I write the script, but it’s what the artists bring that makes it.
Case in point – this page. I tend to write rather specific descriptions of scenes, yet always tell the artist I defer to him/her. I have enough of a visual background, but they’ve trained for this. That excellent stained glass window you see there? Not in the script. Matt just put it there. And, I love it. Wish I’d thought of it. Also, Redford’s demeanor on this page. Also, not in the script. I mean, maybe I put something like, “Redford chills out after the craziness of the last page”, or somesuch. Matt imbues him with a certain something that reframed and added to the character – and that has impacted the way he’ll be written in Volume Two.
So, if you find yourself liking Redford – either now or in the future – thank Matt. Thanks, Matt.