CBR TV @ WC12: Snyder Discusses “Batman,” “American Vampire” & Elvis
A very humble Scott Snyder, the acclaimed writer of “Batman” and “American Vampire,” spoke with CBR TV at WonderCon about his rapid rise in the comics world, the “fallout” from performing the Buzz Lightyear dance during his last CBR TV appearance, his lifelong fascination with Elvis and the confidence his fandom of the King gave him in his personal and professional life.
Snyder discussed his second career as a teacher, explaining why he continues to head up his graduate course in comic book writing, the fact that his writing partner on the “Batman” back-up stories, James Tynion IV, is a former student and his desire to continue to help new blood break into what is traditionally a difficult field to enter.
Turning to Snyder and artist Greg Capullo’s “Batman” work, the writer credited the storytelling technique employed in Issue #5, the fact that they began on the title not trusting each other’s instincts and how much that dynamic has changed just a few issues into their run resulting in the two of them working in sync.
Emphasizing the effects the Court of Owls will have on the world of Gotham City post-“Night of the Owls” storyline, Snyder couldn’t get into details but did say the ramifications would be “game-changing” for Batman and his family of heroes.
Finally, Snyder discusses the future of “American Vampire,” both in the main series with artist Rafael Albuquerque as well as the spinoff minis, including “American Vampire: Lord Of Nightmares” with Dustin Nguyen on art, which picks up after the events of his and Sean Murphy’s “AV: Survival of the Fittest,” and the dynamic he and Stephen King had when devising the horror writer’s stint on the opening issues of the Vertigo series.