SlayerLit talks to Dark Horse editor Scott Allie about the Buffy the Vampire Slayer comics:
SL: What sort of restrictions did you have in certain areas of the book, such as, for instance, portraying the relationship between Willow and Tara?
SA: As far as Willow and Tara go, we were pretty much only limited in staying true to the show. Joss dealt with all that with a lot of taste, and we followed suit. We weren’t gonna get prurient with that. Also, we weren’t gonna shatter taboos before he could, although we were probably more free to do so. Most other things also followed the guidelines of the show. There was never a temptation to do the R-rated Buffy that Joss could not do on TV. If Joss had been free to do R-rated material, I don’t think he would have. I don’t think that was appropriate for Buffy. I think we had a little more freedom with violence, and maybe a little more freedom with sexuality, but we only ever pushed it by small degrees. There were the occasional shots that suggested nudity, like Buffy taking off a shirt in silhouette, or the covers of STAKE TO THE HEART, where she was naked but carefully concealed. Oh, and there’s an upcoming Jo Chen cover that pushes the same nudity barrier. Something you couldn’t pay those actresses to Ddo on TV, even though nothing is really shown. But none of this was that much the point of what we were doing, or are doing now.
They also ask him about the potential for an Angel/Buffy crossover and a Giles/”Ripper” comic.