When we’re discussing the stories we’re gonna explore, we do that in a very loose and general way. Sometimes I have an idea, sometimes Courtney has an idea. Something we have almost the same idea, and sometimes one has an idea that evolves (occasionally devolves) into a very different concept. But once we’ve kicked around a few ideas and made each other laugh, I go away and work out a series of scripts. Often what started as a very simple idea gets way more complex, and because we kicked it around, by the time it gets to Courtney, he has thought through some visual elements and boom! you have this awesome looking art that Matt has lifted with inks and Tracy has just made pop with color.
The idea on this one was that I’d give the art team an easy strip. It was pretty much all black panels with eyes (that Looney Tunes vibe coming in)… and STILL they made it look good.