MTV Explores ‘The Deep’ With Writer Tom Taylor

The Deep: Here Be Dragons gets even more coverage as Tom Taylor talks to MTV geek.

‘I’ve had the opportunity to read the first 24 pages of the 88-page OGN and I have to say that it’s pretty impressive stuff thanks to Taylor’s simple and clear take on the Nekton family combined with the wonderful cartoon-style art by Brouwer. It strikes just the right balance between smart, funny, and menacing with the family element being present and a major throughline but never reducing what I read to sitcom material.

Gushing aside, here’s what Taylor had to say about his book…’

“Geek: You can count on one hand the number of characters that are multi-ethnic in big-name titles. What appealed to you about giving the Nekton family this composition?

TT: Well, I think the first part of your question played a large part. The world is a diverse place and not every family of heroes looks like The Incredibles. We haven’t made a big deal of this in The Deep. We simply wanted a unique cast of heroes who aren’t from anywhere. Their ethnicity and countries of origin aren’t talked about or pointed out in the book at all. The sea is huge and covers the globe, and so do the Nekton family.”

Click here for the full interview.

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