Please Help Diagram for Delinquents, the Documentary Film on Fredric Wertham

We’re in the home stretch on our Kickstarter campaign for Diagram for Delinquents, our upcoming documentary film about the most hated man in comics history: psychiatrist Fredric Wertham.

Featuring interviews from comics scholars and professionals, this film seeks to place the story of Wertham and his effects on comics into a historical context, one in which comics subsequently evolved into more sophisticated material that is no longer primarily children’s fare. To illustrate this story, the documentary will use recreations and Wertham’s own files, which were only made public in late 2010 and have mostly never been seen before.

But to make this film a reality, we need your help! There’s just 16 days to go to fund this project, and every little bit helps. A pledge of even $1 is noted and appreciated. This campaign needs just $417 more to make its goal, but we’re hoping very much to exceed that, in order to buy equipment and make this film even better.

In return for your contributions, we’re offering an array of rewards, including credits in the film. If you’ve ever wanted to be on IMDB and help an important documentary on comics get made, now’s your chance! In order to encourage you to give, we’ve also added a new reward: your likeness being used in one of the film’s animated sequences — plus a credit, all for just $70.

For more information, go to kickstarter.com/projects/sequart/diagram-for-delinquents and fredricwertham.com.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

In 1996, while still an undergraduate, Dr. Julian Darius founded what would become Sequart Organization. After graduating magna cum laude from Lawrence University (Appleton, Wisconsin), he obtained his M.A. in English, authoring a thesis on John Milton and utopianism. In 2002, he moved to Waikiki, teaching college while obtaining an M.A. in French (high honors) and a Ph.D. in English. In 2011, he founded Martian Lit, which publishes creative work, including his comic book Martian Comics. He currently lives in Illinois.

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