Graphic Canon Vol. 3 is Out And I'm In It (Updated)
That's right, I thought I was going to be in Volume 4, but turns out I was mistaken. My interpretation of Billie Holiday's "Strange Fruit" in comics form, which I first announced to you last year, has been published in Graphic Canon Vol. 3, out now. And so far I'm proud to say, this volume is the most critically acclaimed so far. It also includes some much better cartoonists than myself, such as my friends Ted Rall (doing Sherwood Anderson), Peter Kuper, David Lasky (doing Ulysses; by the way, all three of them were also in Working For The Man) and Molly Kiely doing a lovely "Black Elk Speaks." But mainly of course, it has me so you should buy yours today at Amazon! And while you're there, why not pick up your copy of my other new literary adaptation ($1.50 off cover price, by the way), LULU Book 1? Both qualify for super saver shipping...I'm just sayin'... Update: Here's a UK review of the book. Money quote (well, as far as I'm concerned) : "...the Billie Holliday Jazz standard
‘Strange Fruit’ – which started life as the poem “Bitter Fruit” by
Lewis Allan (AKA American Communist Abraham Meeropol) is here adapted
into just as potent and heartfelt a response to Southern lynchings in
John Linton Roberson’s sombre, silent strip." Below is a quick flip-through preview of the book. I think they skipped past my pages at some point though.
And a couple of favorite versions of the song here.
"Eternity with Beelzebub, and all his hellish instruments of death, will be a picnic compared to five minutes with me and this pencil." - E. Blackadder, 1791 Questionable
words & pictures from John Linton Roberson SUPPORT MY SINFUL WORK AT PATREON!