Crime writer to tackle Hellblazer
Rankin approaches the venture with appropriate trepidation: "Let’s wait and see if I can do it; maybe it will turn out that I can’t. It is much more like a screenwriter’s skill than a novelist’s skill. You have to use very few words, and a lot of the writing is just instructions to the artist."
A good observation for other famous "mainstream" authors with comic book aspirations to bear in mind!