On Writing MaulOctober 30, 2012 at 9:00 am | Posted in Art, Comic Books, Dark Horse, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
Tags: darth maul, death sentence, tom taylor
With the Darth Maul: Death Sentence mini-series coming to an end tomorrow with issue #4, comic writer Tom Taylor decided to share his thoughts on writing Maul.
“This week, Star Wars – Darth Maul: Death Sentence comes to an end every bit as nasty as the Sith lord himself.
I have to say, I’ve absolutely loved writing Darth Maul.
Before I started, I had a few people ask me how I could write a character like Maul. Many saw him as little more than a scary face and a few flips but what I discovered was a complicated, tortured, calculating and Machiavellian character who was a whole lot of fun. I loved testing him in this series, watching him pull through and, finally, watching him pull the strings. I’d love to get the chance to write him again some day. It was also nice to create the Jedi Judd and Salmara, and go back and show some of the childhood of Dray, a character I created in Star Wars: Invasion.
Of course, there’s no way that Maul would have been half the character he was on the page without Bruno Redondo. Bruno’s work on this series has been fantastic. His facial expressions, his action, the small moments and the big, he’s conquered them all along with the brilliant Michael Atiyeh. And all this wrapped up in those gorgeous painted covers by Dave Dorman. Cheers to all of these guys along with Michael Heisler, Randy Stradley and Freddye Lins.
Thanks to everyone who picked up the series and to everyone who tweeted, shared, and reviewed it. Hope you like the ending.” -Tom Taylor
Tom also included a sneak peak at Darth Maul: Death Sentence #4 which you can check out here on his official site.