Rep. John Lewis was greeted with a standing ovation on Saturday afternoon at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.
Lewis, co-writer Andrew Aydin and artist Nate Powell took turns center stage sharing stories about the making of “March,” the graphic memoir trilogy based on Lewis’ life in Alabama and the civil rights movement.
Aydin is also the digital director of Lewis’ congressional district, a job he describes as “tweet[ing] for a living.” When asked how to inspire young people, his answer was to write a comic book.
“When you finally meet [a good person] and work for one, you know you have to do something special to tell their story,” said Aydin.
Lewis was inspired by “Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story,” a comic book published in 1957. He intended to create the same inspiration for a younger generation by writing a comic book.
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Festival-goers who attended MSNBC host Chris Hayes' discussion with Christina Bellantoni, The Times' assistant managing editor for politics, took to social media to relay some notable quotations from the author and photos.