Rick and Morty Writers On Comic Adaptations (Emerald City Comic Con)

ECCC 2018: Rick and Morty comics writers discuss taking the show to the page

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Mar 2, 2018

Rick and Morty is an amazing feat of animation. It is at once silly and smart, brilliant and crass. It is the perfect cartoon for adults who never quite grew up, which makes turning it into a comic book worth your attention a difficult idea.

Rick and Morty, created by Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland, is a sci-fi cartoon on Adult Swim that follows supergenius Rick Sanchez as he drags his grandson, Morty, to different planets, solar systems, and dimensions -- all in the name of science.

While at Emerald City Comic Con, Katie Wilson sat down with Sarah Graley, Tini Howard, and Kyle Starks, three of the writers of the Rick and Morty comic book series. "Because of the lack of physical consequences, you have to create tension," Howard says, addressing one of the difficulties with adapting a cult property. Apparently, you can't just have the characters "fart on each other for 18 pages."

Check out their discussion below, and be sure to stream all the goings-on at ECCC right here.

 

Additional material by Alyse Wax.