We recently caught up with Cavan Scott to talk robot sharks, Peter Capaldi, and what it’s really like inside the world of comics. Cavan has written for such series as Doctor Who, Star Trek, Adventure Time, and more, and is the author of DK’s LEGO® DC Comics Super Heroes The Awesome Guide.
Living my childhood dream.
Has to be the Man of Steel.
My iPad, the coffee machine, the radio.
An evil laugh. And remote controlled robot sharks. Definitely remote controlled robot sharks.
When that line of dialogue which has eluded you for days, finally clicks into place...
The internet has changed everything. It’s never been so easy for fans to talk to creators, or vice versa, or to get your work noticed. And then there’s digital comics. My iPad is always packed with new comics to read, so wherever I go I’ve got part of my comic collection with me.
Going on the Doctor Who set to meet Peter Capaldi while writing Supremacy of the Cybermen. One day I’m writing lines for his Doctor, the next I’m standing in the TARDIS having him show me how the console works. It was wonderfully surreal.
I’d kill to work with John Romita Jr. Not literally, of course. Unless remote controlled robot sharks are involved.
That it’s a smaller world than you'd think. A real community. Comic creators are the best.
The ability to create more hours in the day.
Don’t wait for someone to tell you it’s okay to start making comics. Make your own anyway. Show them to people. Share them online. Team up with friends. Just. Make. Comics.