Sunday, September 10, 2006
The 9/11 Report, now with more pictures
Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colon's comic book adaptation of the 9/11 Report has garnered plenty of mainstream media attention, and for good reason. Here's some more, from my Las Vegas Weekly column. What I haven't heard much of is the comics press commenting on it. If nothing else, it's a new and unique application of the medium, covering a report, and a challenge to the accepted nomenclature of "graphic novel." It's obviously not a novel, or even novel-like--it's a report. I just called it a "comic book," because "graphic adpatation" isn't the right term either (it's not just graphic). I guess Scott McCloud's term for the medium, "sequential art," really is the best we've got.