Ernie Colón and Sid Jacobson, the comic-book vets behind The 9/11 Report: A Graphic Adaptation.

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Sept. 10 2006 11:50 PM

The Trouble With Drawing Dick Cheney

Ernie Colón and Sid Jacobson, the comic-book vets behind The 9/11 Report: A Graphic Adaptation.

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Jacobson: This is what they reported. This is all from the commission report.

Slate: Right, but in the way that you drew it, because you show Clinton speaking these words, it seems to give his story more weight.

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Colón: That wasn't intentional. Anything that was in a balloon, which actually means that it's a quote, is directly from the commission report.

Jacobson: Oh, yeah, we didn't create any of those. Any dialogue for a prominent person—anyone in the administration, anyone in previous administrations—were exact quotes.

Slate: How many decades put together have you been working in this industry?

Colón: Let's see, I've been at it—

Jacobson: He has counted them.

Colón: —I've been at it for over 45 years.

Jacobson: Ditto.

Slate:In recent years, the graphic novel seems to have gained a new respectability. Can you imagine having put something like this together for the Warren Commission or the Church Committee?

Jacobson: I think it would have been a good idea.

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