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Popular comic book writer John Layman, writer of best-selling comic books such as Marvel Zombies Vs. Army of Darkness, Steven Colbert’s Tek Jansen, Scarface and Sentinel Squad O*N*E, revealed his next project today, a graphic novel adaptation of O.J. Simpson’s hypothetical tell-all book If I Did It.
“As anybody who knows me can tell you, I’m just wild about sports, and I’m a huge fan of The Juice. Of all my many sports heroes, Simpson is the one guy I would probably literally kill to work for,” Layman explained.
“I think originally OJ was looking for a bigger name writer,” Layman continued, “to bring more big-name firepower to the project, but the deadline was murder, and it was very important to get a writer who was willing to roll up his sleeves and get his hands dirty. That certainly describes the type of writer I am, so I thought I’d take a stab at it.”
A veteran of a variety of licensed projects and adapted work, Layman explained the format of the graphic novel. “Simpson and I decided the story would work best if we chopped up the novel into chapters, and released it as a series of prestige format one-shots. For OJ and myself, the goal is to make the best comic book possible, one that stands out in this crowded marketplace as a cut above the rest.”
Layman has announced the part of the proceeds to If I Did It: The Graphic Novel will go toward the ongoing investigative effort to find the real killers.