Contributor Interview: Colleen Frakes
In continuation of our interviews with those who made the Graphic Canon possible, today we have Colleen Frakes. Colleen took on The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton.
1) What inspired you to adapt the piece you did for the Graphic Canon?
I received an email from Russ Kick with a list of pieces he wanted to see in the book that hadn’t been adapted yet. Age of Innocence was a story that I was unfamiliar with at the time, but looked like it would give the chance to draw some of those crazy 1870s fashions.
2) What other projects are you working on at the moment?
Right now I’m working on adapting Carl Sandberg’s Rootabaga Stories for the next Graphic Canon book, I’m finishing up a short comic for Nymphonomena, working on the third issue of Island Brat, a comic about my childhood on America’s last prison island, and putting together a piece for the Alice Blue Review’s “Shotgun Wedding” series.