22 October, 2008

Graphic politics

For anybody wondering about the relevance of my last post to comics, please note that IDW has just published its Presidential Material graphic novels, examining the candidacies of Barack Obama and John McCain.

Of course Joe Sacco’s graphic journalism and Marjane Satrapi’s graphic memoir, Persepolis, are pretty well admired, but while browsing in a bookshop on the weekend, I saw that Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of American Empire has been produced as a graphic novel. Graphic non-fiction! Yes! See, there's always a connection. I'll either find one or make one up.