Anthony Lappe and Dan Goldman discuss Shooting War.
Shooting War is the "scary-smart," "must read" online graphic novel (a bold, irreverent, unflinching spoof of the network news, the war in Iraq, and the burgeoning "citizen journalism" movement set in the near future) started by Anthony Lappe and Dan Goldman at www.smithmag.net, where it generated fantastic attention from Rolling Stone, the Village Voice, etc. At its peak, Shooting War received over a million unique visitors a day, and was nominated for a 2007 Eisner Award for "Best Digital Comic." Now it's a book- Booksmith
Miami-brewed and Brooklyn-blessed, Dan Goldman is a writer, artist and designer. A founding member of daily comics anthology ACT-I-VATE, he is the artist behind the Eisner-nominated Shooting War and co-author of the political graphic novel Everyman.
Dan is currently working on Kelly, his psychedelic romance-thriller serialized weekly on ACT-I-VATE, as well as 08, his next book project. A collaboration with The New Republic's Michael Crowley, 08 is a campaign-trail memoir of the 2008 presidential primaries told in graphic novel flip-book form and will be published by Crown Books in fall of 2008.
Anthony Lappe is GNN's Executive Editor. He's written for The New York Times, Details, New York, Paper, The Fader and Vice, among many others. He has worked as a producer for MTV and Fuse. He is the co-author of GNN's True Lies and the producer of their Iraq doc, BattleGround.
Jesse McKinley is an American journalist who is the San Francisco bureau chief of The New York Times. Previously, he was an arts reporter at the Times.