‘March’ Got John Lewis All Choked Up
Posted at 7:28 p.m. on July 23, 2013
SAN DIEGO — Any autobiography should be expected to make the author a little misty-eyed about days gone by.
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But as Rep. John Lewis learned after working on “March,” the graphic novel chronicling his civil rights era activities, comic books can also pack a seriously emotional punch.
Per Lewis, staring at the artfully arranged way his collaborator, Nate Powell, depicted a silly anecdote about a wayward hen the Georgia Democrat once tended to really struck a chord.
While at Comic-Con 2013, Lewis also shared the fascinating trajectory that took from seminary student to civil rights leader to comics scribe — a totally new experience the seasoned pol thanked Powell and Andrew Aydin, his staffer and “March” co-author, for weaving into his incredibly multilayered life.