My love for comics started at age 8 when all I wanted to do was draw John Romita Sr.’s Spiderman and Neal Adams’ Batman. I would go to the local 7-Eleven to read comic books (when they sold comic books) and to drink Slurpee’s out of the Superhero cups. I had many a good brain freezes while staring at the art and reading very cool stories.
During the making of COMIX, I got the chance to interview creator, writer, artist, and film director Frank Miller, known for his dark comic book stories and graphic novels such as The Dark Knight Returns, Sin City, and 300. Frank kept mentioning Neal Adams, and it struck me…how cool it would be to interview Neal, have him talk about Frank, and share stories about himself and his contributions to the comic book world.
After a few attempts, I found myself interviewing the man whose comic book art I idolized as a kid. I went to his studio for the interview. Neal, his wife Marilyn, and their sons were so gracious of their time. They fed my crew and me, and were patient while we set up, did the interview, and struck the set. I was so fortunate to talk to him for over two hours. We talked about everything and I gained insight into his life and legacy. He was brutally honest, didn’t hold back, and just told it like it is. It was awesome!
We are excited to announce that COMIX is almost done! It has been 10 years in the making, and with more than 300 hours of exciting interview footage shot and tons of comic book conventions attended, this film has truly taken on a life of its own. We are so thankful to everyone who contributed their time, including some of the greatest talent in the comic book industry, an awesome crew who put so much passion behind every frame, as well as the amazing fans. The fans are some of the greatest, most genuine, people. Their stories have made COMIX the film it is… fun, informative, and inspirational!
COMIX has been shot and edited. It has an amazing score and the graphics are visually exciting, just like being inside a real comic book. Comic book images are an integral part of the story and this film couldn’t be made without them. Although we are nearly finished, we need help to get to the finish line. We are getting ready to launch a Kickstarter campaign on October 15. Donations will help pay for the use of more than 200 comic book images and for the finishing technical touches to make the film look and sound sensational!
Please help us complete the film and show your support for the art form and this film, that may have started with one fan’s vision, but is now shared by many. COMIX is about people with vision and passion—people who never gave up on their dreams. If you have ever loved a superhero—or wanted to be one—please help us create a film that is truly special. Join us as well as Stan Lee, Frank Miller, Neal Adams, Marc Silvestri, Mark Waid, and many more comic book heroes and heroines, to make a movie beyond the comic book pages.
You can also help by spreading the word about COMIX, asking your friends and family to donate to our Kickstarter campaign and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Vimeo, and Pinterest.
Please help COMIX get kickstarted on October 15. Thank you all for your continued support.
Hello friends - As I look back on the journey to create COMIX, a film that captures what I want to put out into the world about the passion people have for comic books and the phenomenon it has become, I continue to be inspired. My goal is simple, to make a film that, as a comic book fan, I want to see, with people I idolize and respect. It is an important part of my vision to have the industry icons themselves tell the story…and they have with a combined fervor and pride. I am continually blown away by the passion and authenticity of the fans who reveal so much of themselves on camera…such nice, sincere, and talented people! Comic book fans are so unselfish and I am full of gratitude and continue to be inspired by all those that are part of the road to COMIX: Beyond The Comic Book Pages. What makes this film special is its depth because of the people interviewed and their thoughts about all things comics. This film is fun, positive, informative, and just totally cool!