Originally, INSUFFERABLE was meant to be funnier than it is, but bite me, theater majors — comedy is easy, drama is hard. Once I started blocking the series out with my co-creator, Peter Krause, we both felt like we really wanted to be invested in former partners Nocturnus and Galahad, meaning they shouldn’t be cartoon characters. We wanted it to feel like their conflict arose from something genuine and universal, and that meant foregoing some of the snarkiness I initially figured I’d be bringing to the table. There will be funny moments, but there’s pain at the heart of them–that’s where the best humor comes from, after all.
Pete and I both seized on colorist Nolan Woodard when he became available. He’s been doing stellar work on my two BOOM! Studios books, IRREDEEMABLE and INCORRUPTIBLE, and threw himself into this project with an enthusiasm totally out of proportion to the chump change we pay him. Same with letterer Troy Peteri, who’s part of the team, not just a service provider. All four of us are eager to show what we can do in this new digital medium. Let us know in the markwaid.com forums how you think we’re doing.