Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Comic Book Confidential (1988) is a feature-length documentary that profiles twenty-two of the most significant artists and writers working in comic books, graphic novels and strip-art in North America at the time. In an entertaining and informative combination of interviews, historical footage and state-of-the-art animation techniques, Comic Book Confidential provides a positive answer to that burning existential question of the late twentieth century first posed by Zippy the Pinhead: “Are we having fun yet?”
FEATURING: Lynda Barry, Charles Burns, Sue Coe, Robert Crumb, Will Eisner, Al Feldstein, Shary Flenniken, William M. Gaines, Bill Griffith, Jaime Hernadez, Jack Kirby, Harvey Kurtzman, Stan Lee, Paul Mavrides, Frank Miller, Victor Moscoso, Francaise Mouly, Dan O’Neill, Harvey Pekar, Gilbert Shelton, Spain, and Art Spiegelman.
Special thanks to Sphinx Productions and Ron Mann for permission to screen his film.
Running Time: 90 mins
Colour/ B&W/ Stereo
Directed by: Ron Mann
Produced in Association with Don Haig, Martin Harbury, Charles Lipppincott
Editor: Robert Kennedy
Art Director: Gerlinde Scharinger
This screening is part of the programming for Our Comics, Ourselves: Identity, Expression, and Representation in Comic Art, on view from January 21-April 17, 2016.