Fans of Craig Ferguson got an intersting surprise Tuesday night, when award-winning author Salman Rushdie alluded that he would be taking his talents toward sequential art.
Here’s a highlight, from ICv2:
Ferguson asked, “Do you ever think, “Oh, I’d quite like to write a book with just pictures and stuff?”
Rushdie answered, “Yeah, and actually I got asked recently if I’d like to write a graphic novel. I was kind of keen on it. When I was a kid I was a real comic book nut. I could tell you a lot about superheroes.”
Considering big-name writers like Stephen King and Orson Scott Card have been getting a piece of the comic book pie with Marvel and DC, this isn’t a huge stretch. And with Rushdie’s most famous work — Midnight’s Children — being almost a mix of Heroes and the Umbrella Academy in terms of it’s premise, this could be a big deal indeed.
And speaking of Ferguson and super-heroes, he just did an Aquaman bit with Tim Gunn. Seriously.