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Keeping the World Strange: A Planetary GuideKeeping the World Strange in Comics Stores Wednesday

Keeping the World Strange, our book on Warren Ellis and John Cassaday’s Planetary, hits comics stores Wednesday (14 September 2011).

Hitchcock & Wertham Redbook interview page 1Diagram for Delinquents Update #18: Grimmness

In April 1963, two men sat down to discuss the controversial topic of violence in the media. One man had dedicated his life to the study and eradication of it. The other manipulated it to… [more]

Diagram for Delinquents Promo 9Diagram for Delinquents Update #17: Testimony

1) This week’s Diagram for Delinquents promo card is greatly inspired. I like its eeriness, and I plan to use the handwritten font in at least one more promo. 2) I’m no different than anyone who… [more]

DfD Promo 8Diagram for Delinquents Update #16: All Factors

I apologize for my anemic entries of late. Filming on the picture has been in full swing, and with the Fall semester is starting very soon, I have been busy preparing for that. (I’m teaching… [more]

DfD Promo 7Diagram for Delinquents Update #15: Collective Nightmare to Collector’s Dream

1) Here is a strange but intriguing Diagram for Delinquents promo inspired by and ripped from a classic ad you may have seen in those old comic books. Dangerous stuff, kiddies! Dangerous! Twelve years dungeon! 2)… [more]

Diagram for Delinquents Rorschach blot promo cardDiagram for Delinquents Update #14: Amounting to No(Some)thing

1. I have another entry to present this week for the Diagram for Delinquents promo card contest. This entry harkens back to an earlier blog update wherein I discussed the use of psychiatric tests by Wertham… [more]

Diagram for Delinquents text promo cardDiagram for Delinquents Update #13: What?

This week’s update is coming from our hotel room in sunny Los Angeles! Because of the slow internet connection and our busy shooting schedule, it’s going to be a short entry. As a little wrap-up:… [more]

Diagram for Delinquents promo cardDiagram for Delinquents Update #12: Undercovers

Once again, we begin with another Diagram for Delinquents promotional card. Top prize to the reader that collects them all! This week’s is another minimalist promo, but it has a starkness and color I appreciate. I… [more]

Grant CastingWatch Grant Morrison: Talking with Gods for Free on Hulu

If you haven’t seen our Grant Morrison documentary, it has just debuted on Hulu, so you can now watch the entire film over and over for free! Check out the embedded video below:

Diagram for Delinquents promo #5Diagram for Delinquents Update #11: Community

Let me first open with another new promo card I made. I kind of like this one. It has more color than the previous promos and I like the presence of the hand in the… [more]

The Haunt of Fear #12, page 28Diagram for Delinquents Update #10: America’s Pastime

I have some great news to announce this week. First, the crew and I are traveling to visit Broadcast Thought in Los Angeles. This group of three physicians will play an important part in the… [more]

GrantGrant Morrison: Talking with Gods Hits Cable on Demand

We’re happy to announce that, starting 11 July, the following cable providers will have Grant Morrison: Talking with Gods available for video-on-demand rental:

iPad / iBooksSequart’s Books Go Digital

As part of Sequart’s roll-out into digital distribution, two of its books are now available digitally: Timothy Callahan’s Grant Morrison: The Early Years and Julian Darius’s Improving the Foundations: Batman Begins from Comics to Screen.

David HajduDiagram for Delinquents Update #9: A Test of the Emergency Broadcast System

We have returned from our fruitful trip to interview Stephen O’Day. Stephen was kind enough to answer all our questions as well as open his collection to us. Needless to say, it is remarkable. From… [more]

Diagram for Delinquents Promo #4Diagram for Delinquents Update #8: You’ve Been Seduced

I created another promo for Diagram for Delinquents, our upcoming documentary film on Fredric Wertham and comic books. As I become inspired by things I encounter during the filmmaking process I will use those to… [more]

Diagram for Delinquents broadsheet promo #2Diagram for Delinquents Update #7: The Reboot

Dear Backers, Believers, and the Curious (Soon to be Recruited to the Cause): Let me begin by again thanking the Kickstarter funders for your support and belief in our documentary film, Diagram for Delinquents. This film… [more]

Related Recap, the podcast at Comic RelatedSequart’s Julian Darius and Kevin Thurman on Comic Related

Comic Related, an impressive website with comics news and a full slate of podcasts, interviewed Sequart’s publisher Julian Darius and marketing director Kevin Thurman for its most recent episode of The Related Recap.

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]