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Title Comic book confidential [videorecording] / a Sphinx Productions in association with Don Haig, Martin Harbury, Charles Lippincott ; producer/director, Ron Mann.

Imprint Chicago, Ill. : Public Media Inc. : Home Vision Entertainment [distributor], [2002].


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library DVD    COMI CBC    Available
Description 1 videodisc (85 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet ([12] p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 1988.
Booklet contains artist bios.
Special features: Kevin Smith introduction; interview with Ron Mann; Comic book archive: a story by each featured artist; original theatrical trailers.
Credits Directors of photography, Robert Fresco, Joan Churchill; editors, Robert Kennedy, Ron Mann ; music, Keith Elliot, Dr. John, Gerald Leckey, Nicholas Stirling; art director, Gerlinde Scharinger.
Summary Combines historical footage, interviews, animation, and live action to trace the history of comic books from 1933 to 1988. Twenty-two significant comic artists and writers are discussed: Lynda Barry, Charles Burns, Sue Coe, Robert Crumb, Will Eisner, Al Feldstein, Shary Flenniken, William M. Gaines, Bill Griffith, Jaime Hernandez, Jack Kirby, Harvey Kurtzman, Stan Lee, Paul Mavrides, Frank Miller, Victor Moscoso, Francoise Mouly, Dan O'Neill, Harvey Pekar, Gilbert Shelton, Spain, Art Spiegelman.
System Details DVD, full screen (1.33:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital stereo.
Subject Barry, Lynda, 1956-
Burns, Charles, 1955-
Coe, Sue, 1951-
Crumb, R.
Eisner, Will.
Flenniken, Shary.
Feldstein, Albert B.
Gaines, William M.
Griffith, Bill, 1944-
Hernandez, Jaime.
Kirby, Jack.
Kurtzman, Harvey.
Li, Tianshang.
Mavrides, Paul.
Miller, Frank.
Moscoso, Victor.
O'Neill, Dan, 1942-
Mouly, Fran├žoise.
Comic books, strips, etc. -- History and criticism.
Cartoonists -- United States.
Genre/Form Documentary films
Added Author Mann, Ron.
Haig, Don.
Harbury, Martin, 1945-
Lippincott, Charles, 1939-
Kennedy, Robert.
Elliot, Keith.
John, Dr., 1940-
Leckey, Gerald.
Stirling, Nicholas.
Sphinx Productions.
Public Media Incorporated (Wilmette, Ill.)
Home Vision Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN 0780025636
Standard No. 037429167526
Music No. COM 110 Home Vision Entertainment

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