Contributor Interview: Tori McKenna
We’re back with more interviews with the artists who made The Graphic Canon possible! Today’s interview is with Tori McKenna, who eerily adapted Medea for volume 1:
1) What inspired you to adapt the piece you did for The Graphic Canon?
I had initially done a graphic adaptation of Euripides’ Medea in lieu of a final paper for a Greek Tragedy class in college. It was really nice to revisit the play for this submission. Even though it’s not a happy concept, it’s an extremely visceral play that translates really well to a visual medium. I think comics are an excellent method to present some of the greatest works of classical literature to a public that might not initially be interested in them, and I was overjoyed to be part of this project.
2) What other projects are you working on at the moment?
I’m currently working on a few personal projects, one of which is a graphic novel based on Irish/Scottish folklore. I’d definitely like to revisit some more classical literature in comic form in the future, such as Virgil’s Aeneid.