Thursday, September 30, 2004

(Graphic) novel approach: Los Angeles City Beat talks with Aaron McGruder and Reginald Hudlin about Birth of a Nation, and why they chose the graphic-novel format:

"The first was just having the space to tell the story. The second was that the story is meant for the vast majority of people, most of whom are scared to go into a comic-book store. It’s very much a story about average people and politics and things the majority of people in this country are talking about nowadays, so it needs to be placed in stores where those people go to buy books, and graphic novels get into the Borders and the Barnes & Nobles."