This summer, Canadian Mennonite ran the three-part "Tales From Avalon City" graphic novel serial by Steven "Reece" Friesen. To gain an insight into the novelist/artist and his creative process, Alberta correspondent Donita Wiebe-Neufeld interviewed Friesen about his first full-length graphic novel, Pax Avalon: ConflictResolution, for our Focus on Books & Resources special section.Friesen: PaxAvalon follows the adventures of Juliana "Pax" Embry as she tries to bring peace to Avalon City. For this monumental task she is equipped with a special gift-or superpower, if you will. She can take the injuries and afflictions of others on herself. She's also a former Olympic gymnast, so there's plenty of acrobatics going on as well.Let me give you an example from the book. There are a group of terrorists who kidnap some people and bomb a building. They're the bad guys. You know they are. I mean, hey, they're terrorists! You hate them. You don't mind if they get shot. It would serve them right, you say to yourself. Then two of them start talking about their home-schooling. They're sitting there with their guns, watching the hostages, and they start talking about their families. Suddenly, you're not so sure you want them to get shot.