Before we dive into this week’s snippet of a conversation with Nicholas Kole, a Andrew asked me to make sure you all knew that Scott Lee Johnson‘s Wingfeather sculptures are going fast. Check out his website to order, and read Andrew’s post about them for the whole story.
Madame Sidler: Speaking of all the various places where you’ve worked and the different projects you’ve worked on, Elia says, “Nintendo, you say? Any chance we could get a ‘Super Janner Run’ with toothy cows and quill diggles and Fangs?” [laughter] He got two upvotes for that. I think there’s a market! [more laughter]
Nicholas Kole: That’s great! You know, it’s been discussed! It is not off the table at all.
NK: ..but I feel like I’m not the one to float that idea.
MS: You know, if a studio picks the series up then we’ve got to do all the moichendizing.
NK: Yeah, yeah, absolutely! You know, there are different schools of thought about that with Wingfeather, but I think it’s got a lot of fun designs and it’s got a lot of fun worldbuilding that could potentially be a lot of fun to play around in! For me, the priority has always been the story and the world and the characters, vis a vis just creating the animated content. And if it sells toys, cool! And if we can make video games, rad! But I think that before it’s a video game, obviously, the Wingfeather Saga is a story.
MS: Sure. We’ve also had pleas for Lego sets and action figures—
NK: Plushies—I want plushies!
MS: Oh yeah!
NK: For myself, I would really like a thwap. A little huggable, squishable thwap.
MS: That would be amazing! And Gnorm is nice and squishable too. I don’t know that he would appreciate it…
NK: True… No, he would basically resent that.
MS: It might be an insult to his dignity.
NK: “How dare you! Unhand me!” [laughter] Yes! Perfect!
MS: [still laughing] Fantastic!
This week, Madame Sidler will be reading chapters 7-11 of The Monster in the Hollows. Visit our forum for some good conversation, and we’ll see you back here on Friday for an excerpt from the week’s reading!