As part of its ongoing Patreon campaign, Sequart runs a Book/Movie of the Month Club. Patrons get a digital copy of a Sequart book or movie at the beginning of each month, and they’re invited at the end of the month to an exclusive Google Hangout with key people associated with that month’s book or movie. Patrons can ask questions and get them answered on-air.
Sequart held its fifth exclusive Patreon Book/Movie Club Hangout on 28 June 2015. In the video, Julian Darius discusses his book The Weirdest Sci-Fi Comic Ever Made: Understanding Jack Kirby’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. In 1976-1977, comics legend Jack Kirby, known for his bombastic super-heroes, produced an adaptation and continuation of Stanley Kubrick’s cinematic sci-fi masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey. One could hardly imagine more celebrated creators in their respective fields — nor a greater clash of personal styles. The result, according Darius, was a mad clash of themes and tones that reveals much about Kirby, 2001 itself, and even 2001 novelist Arthur C. Clarke.
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