Tuesday, December 18, 2012
For Wednesday: Collins' Road to Perdition
For Wednesday, read Collins' Road to Perdition and answer the template questions (which are posted two posts down, in case you've lost them). Like many graphic novels, the book was successfully adapted into a feature film starring Tom Hanks and Jude Law, though certain aspects of the story are downplayed while others are grafted on. In an interview with Comic Book Resources website, Collins discusses the difficulty of writing the book:
"The trickiest aspect was my decision to use a first-person narration, with an adult Michael Jr. writing a memoir about his childhood experiences with his father on the road. That meant I had to use the somewhat outrageous device of having Michael tell us that he's about to report something he didn't witness, and is basing the upcoming scenes on true-crime accounts he's read filtered through his own knowledge of his father. Only the comic book medium would accommodate a narrative ploy of that sort. And I love the way it plays."
To read the entire interview, click here: http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=1193