Friday, June 22, 2007

yesterday

Yes, yesterday was my day to post and yes, I did not do so. I was busy cutting my foot and going to my publisher and being sick on the subway and then going to the gym.

I have my camera back so I'll be posting some more party pictures soon! I have some other things to share, which I'll do so shortly.

Now, I must ask, is this idea crazy? I want to do a graphic novel on "the dark side" of thomas edison. It would be for teens. I think. For example, did you know that Thomas Edison tortured animals? Yes, I know, this is some serious stuff... and I'll be crushing the little notions that Edison was a hero. But I still want to do it! Weak-stomached people be damned! I want to take history writing to a new level here folks. True, my idea will probably never see the light of day. Sob.

meghan

9 comments:

Chris Barton said...

Without a doubt, you should pursue this. Whether it's Thomas Edison or a slaveholding Founding Father, I'll take an honest, balanced portrayal in the context of their time over airbrushed hagiography any day. What serious reader -- or librarian -- wouldn't?

Renee said...

That's an awesome idea, after Edison you should do one on Columbus he even has a day for all the "great" things he did!

Erin said...

I would so read that!

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Linda Wingerter said...

Did you hear about the dirty recordings that were just dug up from his factory?

By all accounts the oral history of my family says he was cranky and anti-social, but then, the man had a lot on his plate.

TadMack said...

Hey, I'd read it -- I say go for it, seriously.

Rita said...

As a kid, I used to tell people Thomas Edison was my hero.

I didn't know much about him--except enough to decide he was a good, safe answer before I figured out what to base a real answer on.

See, I didn't have a book like yours to help me!