Sequart and Respect! Films are proud to announce a special New York Comic Con screening of Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts at the downtown theater Cinema Village (22 E. 12th St. NYC 10003, ph# 212.924.3363) on Friday, 14 October, at… [more]
One question looming over our documentary, and it’s certainly a controversial one (especially for longtime comics readers like myself) is: was Wertham right? A simple question indeed, but one that has many more questions packed… [more]
Keeping the World Strange, our book on Warren Ellis and John Cassaday’s Planetary, hits comics stores Wednesday (14 September 2011).
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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:
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]
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]
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:
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.
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]
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]
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]
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]
For today’s post, let’s examine the good, the bad, and the ugly.
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]
This was another busy week in the production of Captured Ghosts, with two shoot days and a bunch of editing.
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.
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.