Preview: 08: A Graphic Diary of the Campaign Trail
Artist Dan Goldman of Shooting War fame sent over word that he’s posted 20 pages of the upcoming 08: A Graphic Diary of the Campaign Trail on his website — you can find it here. The book, written by The New Republic’s Michael Crowley and drawn by Goldman, documents Crowley’s time on the campaign trail during last year’s presidential election.
While Crowley was on the road with the candidates for the duration of the campaign as part of his day job, Goldman said he was able to join him as he traveled through New Hampshire during the first primary. “I had to stay home to draw,” he told me, “but it was important to get a taste so I could make the story ring true.”
He added that the book is “stylistically a mashup of sequential narrative and graphic design” and “is a documentary-in-comics of this historic and magical election we’re all still buzzing from, as seen from reporters’ perspective on the campaign trail.” The book is due to hit stores Jan. 27.