In this episode, Bo Bennett speaks with Sean Michael Wilson, author of the graphic non-fiction Goodbye God?, exploring the art of graphic illustrations, church-state separation in England and Scotland, and several other humanist issues.
Sean Michael Wilson has written around 20 books, published by a variety of US, UK and Japanese publishers and translated into eight languages. As well as writing ‘western’ style graphic novels, he often works with Japanese and Chinese artists on manga style books. Japanese publisher Kodansha has published 3 of his manga books so far, and he has had work published in the keitai/mobile phone manga format in Japan – both very unusual for a British creator. His comic books are different from the normal superhero/fantasy brands in collaboration with a variety of ‘non-comic book’ organizations, such as charities and museums. His main influences include British and American creators, such as Alan Moore, Grant Morrison, Eddie Campbell and Harvey Pekar.