You probably didn’t realize it, but if you sat down to watch a Seth Rogen movie in the past several years, you were making Preacher possible. He and writing/directing partner Evan Goldberg have been trying to bring Garth Ennis’ acclaimed comic to life for nearly a decade. This Sunday, all their persistence finally…
When AMC announced it was making a Preacher TV show, fans were equally elated and worried. The comic series by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon is considered an all-time classic, but everyone thought it was nigh-impossible to adapt. And that’s what the show’s executive producer believed, too.
It’s a sad fact that, in fiction, characters occasionally have to speak. That speech can be stilted, boring, and utilitarian, or it can be something that the readers look forward to. There are ways of making it the latter, and we’ll look at authors who have mastered them.