Thursday, May 27, 2010

Another Screening This Weekend

Sorry for the short notice but you have yet another opportunity to see the Comic Book Literacy documentary this Memorial Day weekend!In addition to tomorrow's screening at the Phoenix Comicon Film Festival, you can see the film Sunday. Here are the details:

Karibukai Animation Festival
Puerto Rico Filmotheque
San Juan Puerto Rico
Sunday May 30, 2010 at 4:30 PM

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Who's There?

I've been going through my old video tapes lately. It's a wacky action packed journey through time and space, so appropriately I came across a few shots of a Doctor Who Pinball Machine. Here are some stills from the video:
Believe it or not I got these shots right after shooting a geology segment at Carlsbad Caverns (which coincidentally seems to be larger on the inside).

This beauty resided (and possibly still resides) in the arcade section of the Million Dollar Museum, a popular New Mexico roadside attraction. Made by Midway Games in 1992, the game had a bizarrely extensive storyline and featured the original seven Doctors. But how do you play? Don't ask me, ask the promo video:
video

And if you still have questions then take it up with the promotional one sheet:
Who knows what I'll find next in my old footage. A Blake's 7 arcade game? A Red Dwarf hula hoop? Stay tuned...

Friday, May 21, 2010

Life Magazine: In Praise of Classic Comics

Here's a great photo essay from Life Magazine chronicling the early days of comics (and comic readers).

You can also check out the pictures on the Life Magazine website.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Next Screening: Phoenix Comicon!

Your next chance to catch a screening of Comic Book Literacy will be at the Phoenix Comicon!The documentary is an official selection of the 2010 Phoenix Comicon Film Festival and will screen May 28th at 10:30 AM at the convention.


Saturday, May 1, 2010

Free Comic Book Day 2010

Free Comic Book Day has come once again. I wanted to take in the whole scene so I hit several of my local comic shops.

My first stop was Keith's Comics. The Spidey Statue supervised the distribution of the free goodies while behind him, outside the store, faces were painted.Meanwhile at Zeus Comics and Collectibles, the comics inside were free and the comics outside were almost free. Their annual 25 cent comic sale drew a crowd. Several creators like James O'Barr and Scott Kurtz were inside signing but for some reason the picture I took of them was incredibly dark so it stays off the blog.
And finally at Titan Comics (where you can find me every Wednesday), there was a big crowd hungry for both free and not free comics.
So what's the best way to wash down a hearty helping of free comics? Obviously an Invincible Orange Iron Man Slurpee. You may remember my amusement with the Wolverine Slurpee from last year. Luckily, one year later I am still as easily amused.
Since I already have an Iron Man cup from the first movie, I went the Black Widow route.
The two of us headed home with an armload of new reading material. Hopefully you did too. If not, there's always next year:

http://www.freecomicbookday.com/