This Sci-Fi Graphic Novel Is A Meditation On Police Shootings, Race Relations

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<p>(Courtesy R. Alan Brooks, Matt Strackbein and Dion Harris)</p>
Photo: The Burning Metronome creators
"The Burning Metronome" creators from left to right: R. Alan Brooks, Dion Harris and Matt Strackbein.

R. Alan Brooks. He says he wanted to write about the issue, but from an unexpected perspective -- he put a science fiction lens on it.

Brooks collaborated with Denver illustrator Dion Harris and Longmont designer Matt Strackbein for a new sci-fi graphic novel series called "The Burning Metronome." It will have six issues and the creators describe it as a "murder mystery graphic novel with supernatural undertones." The first issue focuses on police shootings and race relations. In the spring, they plan to release a book with all six issues.

Brooks spoke with Colorado Matters host Ryan Warner.