GRAPHIC NYC: How ‘Once Upon a Time in America’ influenced BROWNSVILLE

Here’s a fun essay I wrote for Graphic NYC about the movie ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA and how it influenced my book, BROWNSVILLE.

“Brownsville, the graphic novel I created for NBM Publishing with Jake Allen, counts influences from mafia films and novels, history and transcripts, and comic book creators ranging from Will Eisner and Jack Kirby to Alan Moore and Harvey Pekar. But Leone’s epic tale of friends, love, crime and time gets pride of place as the second great influence and inspiration behind the book, sharing the spot with Cohen’s book.”

Have a read and immerse yourself in one of the finest mob films ever made.

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About the Author

Neil Kleid
Neil Kleid
Neil Kleid authored "Ninety Candles", a Xeric-winning graphic novella about life, death, legacy and comics, and "Brownsville", a graphic novel about the Jewish mafia for NBM Publishing. He has written for Marvel, Image, Shadowline, IDW, NBM, Slave Labor Graphics, Random House/Villard and Puffin Graphics. His next book for NBM, "The Big Kahn", arrives Summer 2009.

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