The Great Big Beautiful Podcast, Episode 209: Gary Whitta & Darick RobertsonYou can find us online at www.thegbbpodcast.com! You can listen on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, TuneIn, Stitcher, and YouTube; you can follow the RSS feed; or you can listen right here!
This week, we’re marking the release of Oliver #1 with the creative team responsible for bringing this hopeful dystopia to life. Gary Whitta first wrote the story as a screenplay nearly a decade ago, and together with artist Darick Robertson, they’ve finally brought the story to a 12-issue run with Image Comics. (If you missed it, check out our previous chat with Gary from four years ago!) The first issue is out this week, so do yourself a favor and get in on the ground floor of this one. You won’t be sorry. On this episode, we talk about the seeds of Oliver and how it changed over the years, whether post-apocalyptic stories have an expiration date (in an era when they’re beginning to not feel very fantastical), and why “hopepunk” is the next big thing.