Wednesday, June 02, 2004

It's a mod, mod, mod, mod world: Newsarama talks with Dave Gibbons about his 160-page original graphic novel for Vertigo, The Originals:

"I can remember the first time I ever saw somebody riding a really well turned-out scooter. It seemed like a kind of science fiction thing – it was impossibly glamorous and wonderful. So I wanted to do something that had the feeling that those times did for me, rather than the actuality. So consequently, it has got a feel of post-War Britain in some of the certain fashions, but it isn’t intended to be what really happened –- it’s an extrapolation. So it’s got the feel, but I’m taking huge liberties with the machinery and with the scooters -– they’re things that are much more exciting than the actuality of a little Vespa."