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  • In The Fray Interviews Russ Kick

    September 26, 2013

    In The Fray recently conducted an interview with the man behind The Graphic Canon, Russ Kick. Here is a highlight:

    The Graphic Canon isn’t just works of literature. You also include philosophical writings from people like Sigmund Freud and Friedrich Nietzsche and excerpts from religious texts. How did you decide what to include as “the canon?”

    I started with a list of what I considered to be the most critical works of literature. These were stories that would leave a noticeable gap if they weren’t included, like The IliadThe Odyssey, Dante’s Inferno, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and The Tale of Genji. But I also wanted to go beyond what was predictable and bring in unexpected things. That’s why I included the Incan play Apu Ollantay.

    I also had a wish list of things I wanted to see adapted because I thought the story would work really well visually.

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