Magazine Archives for:

April 2011

Children, Adolescents, and Media Violence, by Steven KirshDiagram for Delinquents Update #6: Kafka for the Kiddies

One of the foundational discussions of our film is violence and its effects on children. This is what set Dr. Wertham in motion, it’s one of the major discussions led in the Senate Subcommittee on… [more]

Hector dragging AchillesDiagram for Delinquents Update #5: Drag Me to Hell, Baby

For today’s post, let’s examine the good, the bad, and the ugly.

Wertham, Staff, and Patient at LafargueDiagram for Delinquents Update #4: Fredric Wertham, Shape Shifter?

While in the archives we photographed a micro-portion of the amount of newspaper clippings that Wertham had collected on comics, crime, juvenile delinquency, and violence. I wish we had the time to capture all of… [more]

transmetWarren Ellis: Captured Ghosts Production Journal #3

This was another busy week in the production of Captured Ghosts, with two shoot days and a bunch of editing.

True Crime #2 Pre-Press ImageDiagram for Delinquents Update #3: Fredric Wertham, Daredevil (Yipee Ki-Yay!)

I am re-reading Seduction of the Innocent cover to cover. In the past, I’ve read it piecemeal. It’s quite fun, especially after reading Beaty’s Fredric Wertham and the Critique of Mass Culture.

Wertham in Office with KittenDiagram for Delinquents Update #2: Fredric Wertham Loves Kittens

In this update, we complicate the picture of Wertham as comics boogeyman and offer you some more rarely seen documents about the rest of Wertham’s career.

ennisWarren Ellis: Captured Ghosts Production Journal #2

This has been a busy week in the Captured Ghosts world. I was going to discuss the experience of filming with Warren, but I’m going to save that for next week and instead discuss our… [more]

Fredric Wertham and the Critique of Mass Culture, by Bart BeatyDiagram for Delinquents Update #1

Let me begin with huge thanks to those who have pledged already to help make Diagram for Delinquents a reality! I cannot express the excitement, joy, and encouragement this gives the filmmakers. I’m going to… [more]

Diagram for Deliquents Promo CardPlease 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.

ellisWarren Ellis: Captured Ghosts Production Journal #1

Over the next six months, I’ll be overseeing the end of shooting, post-production and the release of the documentary Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts, following in the tradition of last year’s Grant Morrison: Talking With Gods.