Read an excerpt of Octavia Butler’s "Kindred," now a graphic novel.
Some are called to it. Some fall into it. Some have never considered it seriously while others have acknowledged it all of their lives and will not act on it. I think that a few would admit to feeling like it would be a selfish pursuit; too indulgent to consider if you have responsibilities like a mortgage and a kid and a tuition payment that rivals the aforementioned mortgage.
Do you think talking about it publicly has influenced your art? Well, yeah. I talk about the fact that I talked about it