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Interviews | Scott Allie
Step back in time
Buffy comic coverWhy did you decide to take the comic strip back to pre-season one Buffy?

Remember when I said continuity wasn't a nightmare? Apparently I forgot something. For a while we were sticking to about a year behind the show in the continuity of the comic.

It's surprising, but it actually takes much longer to get from script to publication of a comic than from script to airing of a TV show. So it would be impossible to get current with the show. But then somehow the stories got out of control, and we were catching up on the show, which would be an unsustainable situation. Suddenly we were writing comics right in time with the show, and it got a lot harder.

Without knowing where the show would be in the months to come, it was hard to plan out the comic. There were also rumours that Season Seven would be the last, so I decided to let Joss and Marti and the gang figure out where the show was going while we sought refuge in a place where we would have a lot of freedom, and wouldn't bump up against current changes in the storyline. Hence, year one.

 
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