As one of the people reading Epileptic, my duty this week was Discussion Director. The questions that engage discussion are those that are interpretative or analytical. The reader is supposed to look at the author's work and attempt to fathom its inherent meaning. This is all very well and good. However, upon reading the author interviews, I find that the potential for engaging discussion has been greatly impeded. Every question that surfaces in my (quite inquisitive) mind can be answered directly from David B. himself.
Do the author interviews render the position of Discussion Director as futile?
On a side note, I found it interesting that Persepolis, Blankets, and Epileptic were all published by the same company, L'Association.