It’s not a script. It’s not an endearing look at feminism expressed through a story about Buffy-slash-Faith. It’s not even Eliza Dushku and Jewel Staite making out with that hunky Baldwin boy. It’s just a happy synergy that would be good for all the parties involved. It’s a comics project related to Serenity.
Joss has been doing comics as a side project for a while now: Fray and the recent X-Men are the ones I’ve read. He’s great at sparkling dialogue, interesting character situations, and wringing emotion from his characters. Humor is also used, often to demonstrate the closeness of character relationships (HEY - not that kind of closeness).
The guys at Penny Arcade have been doing one-shot comics for a while now. Typically, a game designer will commission a short comic (like their Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow series) which will be posted, in installments, on the game’s official website. This generates “buzz” for the game, clicks for the website, and so forth. Gabe & Tycho get some great exposure, too. Recently, their news post referred to some sketches of Gabe’s where he’s been drawing cowboys for a post-apocalyptic Western thing.
Gabe and Tycho were easy enough to send e-mail to. But how do I run my idea past Joss? I mean, seriously, all I need him to hear or read is the phrase
“Short form Serenity comic with Gabe and Tycho from Penny Arcade”
and I’ll be happy that I managed to get his ear for a moment. Of course, with all the Joss fans out there, he’s probably inundated with project ideas, most of which get rejected out of hand. So who do I contact?