Writer Chris Dingess made his CBR TV debut at WonderCon 2015 in Anaheim, speaking to Jonah Weiland about his dual roles as a writer/producer in television and writing his creator-owned comic book series “Manifest Destiny” for Robert Kirkman’s Skybound imprint at Image Comics. The veteran writer discussed what brought him into comics in the midst of a successful TV career in the first place, the genesis of “Manfiest Destiny” and whether it began as a TV or comics project, as well as the different approaches to period-accurate storytelling in the comic versus his work on Marvel’s “Agent Carter.”
“It was just a random idea,” Dingess said of his initial concept for “Manifest Destiny.” “I didn’t really know what to do with it. If I ever thought about it as a television show it would be a hard sell because it would be expensive as a pilot because there’s monsters and you’re outdoors a lot. But I always thought maybe as a comic where the limits were the budget — there is no budget constraints, it’s as far as your imagination can take you. I always kind of thought this would make a better property as a comic.”
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