Kevin Cannon – The High Arctic, a Dare, and ‘Far Arden’
By Zack Smith
If you’ve ever found yourself sitting around moping about that graphic novel you’ll never get around to doing, maybe you should take a lesson from Kevin Cannon. Despite a busy career as an illustrator for such works as T-Minus, Cannon accepted a dare to try and produce an entire graphic novel under very unusual circumstances. The resulting book, Far Arden, proved to be a hit webcomic (you can read it at www.kevincannon.org/288hour ) and was subsequently picked up by Top Shelf Productions for a 400-page graphic novel premiering this May. We got up with Cannon about the graphic novel, and just how it came to be.