Reiventing the Cog Part 2 - Interview with James Roberts: Chromedome / Rewind, Megatron, Politics

Reiventing the Cog Part 2 - Interview with James Roberts: Chromedome / Rewind, Megatron, Politics

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014 2:43pm CDT

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You may remember the first part of this lengthy, in-depth interview with IDW's Transformers wordsmith James Roberts from a while back. The folks over at Sequart were finally able to post the second part, and you can read it in its entirety here! Take a brief glimpse at some of the great topics discussed, from Chromedome and Rewind's relationship, Megatron's development and the importance of pacing and dialogue, below, too.

Transformers News: Reiventing the Cog Part 2 - Interview with James Roberts: Chromedome/Rewind, Megatron, Politics


WHITTAKER: Knowing you go through that kind of stringent screening of dialogue lends, at least from this reader’s perspective, the characters a certain charming honesty. They seem like real entities rather than just mouthpieces for certain ideas and opinions or to appear simply as catalysts for narrative.

ROBERTS: Thanks! A lot of MTMTE stories are quite high-concept, or if not high-concept then high-density in terms of the plot and the number of things happening at any one time. And because you’re limited to 22 pages and a certain number of panels per page, you only have so much space to convey ideas and information. I try, sometimes successfully, to smuggle exposition into natural-sounding dialog.

I’ve become more confident in how to impart information, and in how good readers are at filling in gaps when you hold stuff back. You can structure a conversation between two characters in such a way that the reader comes in halfway through and discerns the thrust of what’s been said; and then you can dance around a bit and use ‘hard info’ sparingly, but the tone and pace of the conversation, and the order in which certain details are revealed, can lend everything a realistic bounce and ensure that what needs to be established has been established.

Credit(s): Sequart.org


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