Retreon’s T.C. Harris went on the Folk Law segment for San Francisco’s KXSF (102.5 FM) Independent Radio. T.C fielded some great questions and answered them with aplomb.
KXSF: Everyone here and in LA has a pitch for a screenplay. Is there a plan for a movie adaptation for this anthology?
TC: We would like for that to happen, but it would have to be with the creators’ input. I’m less of a co-creator of this book, and more of a co-editor. I know that most other comic studios – your DC’s, your Marvel’s, your IDW’s – it’s easier for them to make movies since they own the properties. At Fair Square Comics, the creators keep the rights to their creations, so their input would be required before we could even get a screenplay together
KXSF: Is this anthology a set of separate stories, that may exist in a common world?
TC: We haven’t made that determination. Since the creators retain the rights their creations, it would be completely up to them whether these stories exist in the same universe.
KXSF: How do you plan to expand your readership? Obviously this would appeal to black children and adults, but how do you bring in the white, male reader? I hate to mention him, but Bill Cosby was the prime example of a black American man who didn’t fit the stereotype, and was able to appeal to mainstream white American culture, too.
TC: That’s exactly the purpose of this anthology. Not just representation of Black America and to tell stories from our point of view, but to show mainstream that there is more to black culture than Bill Cosby, and not being a stereotype.
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