I just read lost at sea and I was wondering, where did you came up with the name Raleigh?
I used to use “baby name” books/websites for character names. Pretty sure that’s where I got Raleigh and Ramona.
So with the ten year anniversary of Lost at Sea coming up, I was curious, have you ever thought of turning it into a movie? Or ever been approached by someone wanting to turn it into a movie?
Fans ask me this all the time!
Having one movie adaptation made is by no means a guarantee that I’ll ever have another. Getting movies made is a strange and mysterious process. The fact that SPVTW exists and is pretty good (and pretty faithful to the books) is kind of a miracle.
Anyway, Lost At Sea… we were approached at one point by a young director who I really respect, but they had a pretty different take on it. Mainly: they wanted it to take place during the final weeks of high school, instead of after. Like a strange high school comedy with magical elements. I felt weird about changing some fundamental aspects of the story and eventually passed on the whole thing.
I don’t necessarily think Lost at Sea would make a good movie at all. I think it’s pretty suited to the medium of comics, since it kinda reads like a diary with pictures. I think a lot of that text would feel “wrong” if translated to voiceover narration.