by Krutika Mallikarjuna
Pendleton Ward, Kent Osborne, and Rebecca Sugar had some great insights to share at the Times Talks panel during NYCC:
1. On how to create incredibly weird, interesting, yet relatable characters:
Pendleton Ward (at the Adventure Time panel): Fan-fic your friends.
2. Sometimes it’s best to let the relationships and backstory grow organically.
PW: We’re playing D&D [Dungeons and Dragons] — we’re role-playing the characters as we’re writing them.
3. Use tears minimally, especially when writing children.
PW: When you’re an adult, you like to punish them [characters].
4. Because they’ll turn into huge sissies that nag all the time, like the worst Ninja Turtle.
PW: Leonardo sucks.