John Layman and Jimmy Palmiotti don’t just write comic books (Layman, also doesn’t just write a blog obsessed with cats, either); they write video games, and are finally prepared to tell the world why. Mr. Layman?:
The pay is fantastic – literally seven or eight times the pay of comics for pretty much the same amount of work. That, of course, has been the biggest draw for me. On the other hand, there are not royalties, and your name is in microscopic print in the back of the game booklet. There is something to be said for interacting with people who have been impressed or touched by your work, which is what makes comics so satisfying. Sometimes it ultimately boils down to what you want to feed most: your wallet or you ego. Plus, you have more of a pride of ownership in comics, which is certainly an advantage to working in comics.