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James Tynion IV and some of his BOOM! Studios collaborators talk about Something is Killing the Children and more.

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Something is thrilling the children - and the adults. It's the works of comics writer James Tynion IV, and the reknown writer is coming to C2E2 2024 to talk about all that he's done - and what he aims to do in the future. (We're not sorry for that pun, by the way.)

In a panel titled 'The Worlds of James Tynion IV,' Tynion's frequent publisher BOOM! Studios is hosting an hour-long conversation with Tynion, as well as his artistic collaborators Michael Dialynas and Werther Dell'Edra, to talk about his work such as the BOOM! titles Something Is Killing The Children, The Woods, Wynd, Memetic, UFOlogy, and Backstages, as welll as their plans for the future.

Popverse will be liveblogging the entire event, and you can follow along beginning Saturday, April 27 at 1pm Eastern / 4pm Pacific here on this very page.

That's a wrap!

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Question is "Do you regret killing off Aaron Slaughter?" Tynion responds that he absolutely does! (at least so quickly!)

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Tynion IV confirms Dark and 1899 creators Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese are working on the Something is Killing the Children adaptation for Netflix.

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Turning over to fan Q and A.

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Panel re-shares yesterday's announcement that Boom and Tynion IV are publishing super deluxe editions of the past 10 years. Here's our coverage.

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Tynion IV shares the connection between Memetic and the ongoing W0RLDTR33 as works focused on the spread of misinformation. Memetic and the apocalypse trilogy will go back in print for the first time in a number of years.

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Tynion IV repeats he wants Something is Killing the Children to go for 100 issues. Dell'Edera makes a face that gets the crowd laughing.

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Standalone Erica Slaughter story coming in Hello Darkness, a horror anthology coming in 2024 from BOOM! Studios. Will be told in 6 parts. 2024 teased as a great year for new fans to jump in to the Slaughterverse.

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Tynion IV indirectly credits Robert Kirkman for ending The Walking Dead and opening the horror comics market right before Something is Killing the Children #1.

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Something is Killing the Children's next issue will be #37, which will pass The Woods as Tynion IV's longest comics run. "Everything is moving on the Netflix front in ways I can't talk about," says Tynion IV. But praises the growth of the book without a TV show out.

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Dialynas and Dell'Edera connect over their difficulty telling which characters are going to make it in Tynion IV's work, or which they'll have to redraw. They joke they're always taken by surprise.

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Tynion IV's original vision for Something is Killing the Children was a 5 issue miniseries in the vein of Vertigo's Hellblazer.

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Moving to coverage of Something is Killing the Children for the books' 5-year anniversary. Tynion IV says Werther's "sad looking gas station" sold him on the artist's ability to capture mood and setting. From there, Dell'Edera's full design of Erica Slaughter shaped the book, especially bringing the mask to the table.

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"Wynd is a fairy tale that needs to be scary," says Dialynas. Tynion IV references Jeff Smith's Bone and Avatar: The Last Bender as influences on the approach.

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"There's nothing more creatively satisfying than writing something personal to you," says Tynion IV. Speaks to Scott Snyder's teachings at college that each piece of work has to be something only you could have written.

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On "Zawa and the Belly of the Beast," Dialynas says, "I picked up some writing things from James" and speaks to the need to get back to cartooning after The Woods.

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On the 4 year journey of The Woods: "Michael and my styles developed together... It honed all our skills," says Tynion IV. At the end, Dialynas said he wanted to do something short, and that became Wynd. Dialynas jokes, 'And that became a... saga.'

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First question is what brought Tynion IV and Dialnyas together to make The Woods and later Wynd? Tynion IV attributes his pitch for The Woods to advice he got from Scott Snyder: "If you could only do what comic forever, what would it be?"
And we're off. James Tynion IV, Werther Dell'Edera, and Michael Dialynas make up the panel.

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Hello! We are seated for the panel featuring the comics of James Tynion IV and should be starting shortly.

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