Chris Mautner recently chatted with comic creator Darwyn Cooke, of Spirit and New Frontier fame, for the Harrisburg Patriot-News. Over on his blog, Chris has posted the “uncutted” version of the interview.
Cooke talks about the fine line he’s walking by doing a new Spirit comic:
Q: How has the reception been on the series so far?
A: You know, it’s the kind of thing where I’m going to get a mixed response no matter what I do. Fortunately, the real key here was to try to attract new people to the character. Those people coming to it fresh seem to be incredibly positive about it. Most of the negative stuff I hear, it’s from people who have a very fixed idea of what this strip should be and whether it should be done at all.