Comics veterans Jeff Mariotte and Andy Helfer stopped by the CBR Studios in Los Angeles to talk about their latest project, IDW Publishing’s “Presidential Material,” a series of two biographical comics about the leading candidates for the 2008 U.S. Presidential Election, Senators Barack Obama and John McCain.
In this exclusive and extensive video interview, Helfer & Mariotte discuss with CBR Executive Producer Jonah Weiland the exhaustive research undertaken in advance of writing the biographies, with Helfer insisting his McCain assignment was much more difficult, given the 72-year-old Arizona Senator’s age. The writers also respond to criticisms that the McCain biography betrayed a bias against the Senator by depicting too much of his misspent youth, saying they made a conscious effort to keep personal opinions out of their respective works and focus squarely on the facts behind each Presidential candidate.
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