Lauren Faust Interview about Super Best Friends Forever
Some quotes from the interview:
According to Faust, there are five episodes of SBFF, and they’re each only a minute and 15 seconds long — just long enough for to set up and resolve one really good joke.
As for where the concept came from originally, she says she was inspired by the fan art of superstar artist Brianne Drouhard, who’s also working on some DC Nation stuff, including Amethyst, Princess of Gemworld (see video) and Teen Titans. Faust loved the way Drouhard depicted an energetic Batgirl, who’s “excited and looking like she’s having a lot of fun.” She had a lot of conversations with Drouhard as she developed this concept.
I love Brianne Drouhard’s art, and one of the first things I thought of when I saw the Batgirl design was this drawing by her, so I’m pleased to see the resemblance was intentional!
Meanwhile, Batgirl is sort of the ultimate fangirl — Barbara Gordon grew up watching her dad work with Batman, since she was a little girl, and she’s looked up to him as a hero. “She’s a geek,” says Faust. “She’s dreamed about being a superhero throughout her whole childhood, and now that she’s a teenager and she’s got this mantle, she’s finally getting her chance.”
Faust doesn’t necessarily expect these ultra-short episodes to lead to anything longer — the purpose of the DC Nation bloc is just to show a bunch of fun shorts, and experiment with one-shot projects — but she wouldn’t mind expanding it. “If people should like it, and if people should respond well to the shorts, never say never. I could certainly see it in my head as something to carry longer stories and definitely a cool series. But that depends on a lot of other factors.”
There’s lots more info at the source, so give it a read!