Monday, November 01, 2004

Allred: "This is something that I really believe in"

Salt Lake City's Deseret News takes notice of Mike Allred's The Golden Plates: The Sword of Laban and the Tree of Life, a comic-book adaptation of stories from The Book of Mormon:

"I'm aware that there are a lot of people who think I'm crazy for doing this. But all I can say to them is, try to keep an open mind. This is something that I really believe in — something that means more to me than anything I've ever done."

But not everyone is as enthusiastic about the project. Allred said he sent promotional materials and a series pitch to LDS church headquarters:

"The word I got back was that the church does not endorse such projects. But I didn't hear anything about them being displeased with it either. ... They did contact my bishop, though."