April 14, 2021
By Zack Quaintance — Vault Comics is preparing to release its first original graphic novel, the 200-page metafictional fantasy story, Brandon Sanderson’s Dark One, Vol. 1. The book is written by the team of Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly, and illustrated by Nathan Gooden (with colors by Kurt Michael Russell and lettering by Deron Bennett).
Today, Jackson, Collin and Nathan made time to talk with us about working with Sanderson, the nature of this new story, and giving shape to such a large-scale project…and when you’re done reading the interview, don’t miss our MASSIVE 25-page preview of the book. Enjoy!
ZACK QUAINTANCE: Can I start by asking all three of you how Dark One came together? I know it was an idea from Brandon Sanderson, but how did you work together to turn it into a full-formed graphic novel?
JACKSON LANZING: Truthfully, it came together just like any other project that Collin & I write together – through a mix of passionate argument, plot and character work, and a deep-and-abiding collaboration with our storytelling partners.