Mark Siegel On The Magical, Sexy World Of 'Sailor Twain'
Graphic novels are in a golden age. We talk with an author and publisher.
Mark Siegel, creator of "Sailor Twain," is doing wildly creative things with the graphic novel, which is doing widely creative things with the novel form iteself.
Siegel says the graphic novel is in a golden age, attracting writers not only from the book world, but from movies and television. And the work is starting to get noticed. In 2006, Gene Luen Yang's American Born Chinese, which Siegel published, was a finalist for the National Book Award.
Siegel discusses his latest work, which explores the relationship between a mermaid, a steamboat captain and the magical Hudson River. He'll appear at the Mark Twain House and Museum on Saturday, Oct. 6.