Contributor Interview: Tori McKenna

Detail of Euripedes' Medea, adapted by Tara Seibel

Detail of Euripedes’ Medea, adapted by 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.

For more of Tori’s work, follow her on Twitter and Tumblr.

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