Adventures Into Digital Comics

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Adventures Into Digital Comics
Directed bySébastien Dumesnil
Produced bySébastien Dumesnil
Robert Nichols
Written bySébastien Dumesnil
StarringJohn Barber
Leonard M. Cachola
Joe Casey
Patrick Farley
Shaenon Garrity
Cayetano Garza
Christian Gossett
Tricia Hale
Lea Hernandez
Derek Kirk Kim
Scott Koblish
James Kochalka
Jean-Marc Lofficier
Joey Manley
Scott McCloud
Tom McWeeney
Mark Pacella
Ben Raab
Chris Shadoian
Tracy White
Marv Wolfman
Jim Zubkavich
Music byMichael Webster
CinematographyBrien Longobardi
Nicole Stranz
Robert Nichols
Jeremy Blodgett
Edited bySébastien Dumesnil
Robert Nichols
Joe Constantino
Anna Dale
Sam Hare
Matt Hickney
Nick Wenger
Release date
October 9, 2006 (Tel Aviv Icon Film Festival)
Running time
96 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Adventures Into Digital Comics is a 2006 documentary about the fall of the comic book industry in the 1990s, and the emergence of webcomics since then, by Sébastien Dumesnil. The film features interviews with various comic book and webcomic artists and authors.

Cast[edit]

Art Contributors[edit]

  • Scott Allie is an American Senior Managing Editor for Dark Horse Comics. He's the author of The Devil's Footprints, and the editor of Hellboy, Conan, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Serenity comics.
  • Eduardo Alpuente is a Spanish comic book artist. Following a few years in Disney's publicity department, Alpuente became an inker, most notably on Wolverine: Black Rio, Flash, Green Lantern, and Strangers.
  • Brent Anderson is an American comic book artist. Anderson is best known for illustrating the X-Men graphic novel God Loves, Man Kills. His work on the comic book series Astro City is showcased in the film.
  • Neil Babra is an American cartoonist, illustrator, and designer. He has been producing webcomics for years and continues to keep an ongoing journal in webcomic format on his site, Imitation of Life.
  • Peter Bagge is an America comics artist and creator of Buddy Bradley, Hate, Neat Stuff, Martini Baton, and Sweatshop. His stories often use black humor and exaggerated cartooning to dramatize the reduced expectations of middle-class American youth.
  • John Barber is an American webcomic writer and artistand a comic book editor. His work on webcomics such as newyork3 and you focuses on the use of Flash in comic storytelling. He is currently an editor for Marvel Comics.
  • Donna Barr is an American comic book author and cartoonist, a novelist, and a roleplaying game illustrator. Two of her creator-owned series, Barr Girls and Stinz are showcased in the film.
  • Jim Blanchard is an American graphic artist and illustrator. He has taken on a wide range of artistic roles, including: cover artist for books & CDs, logo designer & art director for Fantagraphics Books, and inker for Peter Bagge's much-lauded Hate.
  • Fernando Blanco is a Spanish comic book artist who was first published in fanzines in 1992. His first professional comic book work was published in 1998. He's been working for the US market since 2000.
  • Karine Boccanfuso is a French comic book colorist who learned coloring under animation director Stephane Roux. She started her career as a character colorist, then switched to comic books, most notably on Strangers.
  • Tim Broderick is an American webcomic writer and artist. His noir webcomic series, Odd Jobs, shows a minimal style, influenced by cartoonists such as Dick Tracy's Chester Gould.
  • Brian Buccellato is an American comic book colorist. He started as colorist for Electric Crayon, then became a color guide artist for Marvel Comics. In recent years, he has been a colorist for all the big US comics companies.
  • Steve Buccellato is an American freelance and who has worked in the comics industry as a colorist, writer, penciller, and editor. His creations include Weasel Guy, and Joey Berserk and Claire. He is one of the founding members of Mad Science Media.
  • Sal Buscema is an American comic book artist, primarily for Marvel Comics who got his start in comic books during the mid-1960s as an inker. His work on Conan the Barbarian is showcased in the film.
  • Kurt Busiek is an American comic book writer, famous for his limited series Marvels and his run on Avengers. Two of his comic book series, Astro City and Conan are showcased in the film.
  • John Byrne is a British-born naturalised American author and artist of comic books. His most famous works have been on Marvel Comics's X-Men and Fantastic Four and the 1986 relaunch of DC Comics's Superman franchise.
  • Leonard M. Cachola is the writer and artist of the webcomic series Innies and Outties. He was a participant in Los Angeles avant-garde organization Cabaret Voltaire's 2005 art exhibit, "The Big 'C'", which featured artists who have survived cancer as well as friends and family.
  • Brendan Cahill is an American webcomic writer and artist. He is the author of the Flash animated series Outside the Box. He has recently written a Silver Sable limited series for Marvel Comics.
  • Joe Casey is an American comic book writer. He has worked on titles such as Wildcats 3.0, Uncanny X-Men, The Intimates, Adventures of Superman, and G.I. Joe: America's Elite, among others.
  • John Cassaday is an American comic book artist. He is best known for his work on Planetary with Warren Ellis, Astonishing X-Men with Joss Whedon, and Captain America.
  • Elizabeth Chadwick is an American comic book colorist who frequently collaborates with comic book writer and artist Paul Chadwick. Her work on Concrete is showcased in the film.
  • Paul Chadwick is an American comic book writer and artist, and a video game writer. His mainbody of work is his creator-owned series Concrete, published by Dark Horse Comics which is showcased in the film.
  • Patrick Farley is a freelance illustrator, a Web page designer, and a webcomic writer and artist whose work is published on his own site, Electric Sheep Comix. Two of his webcomics, Apocamon and Delta Thrives, are showcased in the film.
  • Gardner Fox is an American writer best known for creating numerous comic book characters for DC Comics. His work on the comic book series The Cloak in Big Shot Comics is showcased in the film.
  • Daniel Merlin Goodbrey is a new media artist and lecturer. Five of his webcomics, 24 Three, Brain Slide, Fever, Icarus Creeps, and Mr. Nile Experiment, are showcased in the film. They are all either hypercomics or expanded canvas webcomics.
  • Timothy Green II is an American comic book artist and illustrator whose works have been published in the US and the European markets. His work on Brigade Temporelle is showcased in the film.
  • Jed Hotchkiss is an American comic book artist, often acting as an inker, who has been associated a lot with comic book writer and artist Paul Chadwick. His work on Concrete is showcased in the film.
  • Don Hudson is an American comic book writer and artist who has been involved in the creation of comic books for over fifteen years. His work on Comiculture and Gunpowder Girl and the Outlaw Squaw is showcased in the film.
  • Indigo Kelleigh is a webcomic writer and artist who started web publishing in 2001 with his creator-owned series Circle Weave. He launched his new series, "The Adventures of Ellie Connelly" in 2009. Circle Weave is showcased in the film.
  • Kazu Kibuishi is an American graphic novel author, illustrator, and professional animator. He is best known for being the creator and editor of the comic anthology Flight. Two of his webcomic stories, Alien Safari and Racing Shrimp, are showcased in the film.
  • James Kochalka is a cartoonist and rock and roll musician. Kochalka runs a daily diary online called American Elf. Some of his stories from American Elf are showcased in the film.
  • Jason Little is an American cartoonist. He studied photography at Oberlin College. Little's first graphic novel, Shutterbug Follies, originally serialized in free weekly papers and on the Internet, is showcased in the film.
  • Jean-Marc Lofficier is a French author of books about film and television programs, as well as numerous comic books and translations of a number of animation screenplays. His work on Brigade Temporelle and Strangers is showcased in the film.
  • Cary Nord is a Canadian comic book artist who started his career with superhero comics, and quickly became a regular artist for Marvel Comics's Daredevil series. His work on Conan is showcased in the film.
  • Olivier Peru is a French writer, comic book artist, colorist and designerwhose works have been published both in the US and European markets. His work on Brigade Temporelle and Strangers is showcased in the film.
  • Stéphane Péru is a French comic book artist, colorist, and designerwhose works have been published both in the US and European markets. His work on Brigade Temporelle and Strangers is showcased in the film.
  • Sam Rosen is an America comic book letterer who worked on many Silver Age comics. He is considered one of the finest letterers in comics history. His work on Conan the Barbarian is showcased in the film.
  • John Roshell was the first employee of the Comicraft lettering studio, which provides lettering and design services to the comic book industry. His work on Astro City is showcased in the film.
  • Alex Ross is an American comic book painter, acclaimed for the photorealism of his work. He received an Eisner in 1997 and a National Cartoonists Society Comic Book Award in 1998. His work on Astro City is showcased in the film.
  • Art Saaf is an American comic book writer and artist who started his career in the field in 1938. Since then, he has illustrated hundreds of comic stories. His work on Commando Ranger from Ranger Comics is showcased in the film.
  • Eric Shanower is an American comics artist and writer and the author of Age of Bronze. He won the Eisner Award for best writer-artist in 2001 and 2003. His work on Age of Bronze is showcased in the film.
  • Walt Simonson is an American comic book writer and artist famous for his long run on The Mighty Thor for Marvel Comics and his run on Orion for DC Comics. His work on Comiculture is showcased in the film.
  • Alex Sinclair is an American comic book colorist. He is well known for his collaborations with Jim Lee and Scott Williams (Batman, Superman, etc.) His work on Astro City is showcased in the film.
  • Kean Soo is a Canadian webcomic and comic book writer and artist. He also works as an editor on the anthology Flight. Two of his webcomics, Chasing Butterflies and Heart Attack at 22 are showcased in the film.
  • Bill Spicer is an American comic book letterer. His main body of work was produced for Dark Horse Comics. He is a frequent collaborator of Paul Chadwick. His work on Concrete is showcased in the film.
  • Dave Stewart is an American comic book colorist who won Eisner Awards for Coloring in 2003 and 2005. His work on Conan and The Devil's Footprints is showcased in the film.
  • Roy Thomas is a comic book writer and editor, and Stan Lee's first successor as editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics. He started his writing career in the 60s. His work on Conan the Barbarian is showcased in the film.
  • Neal Von Flue is a professional artist. He currently co-writes the column "Digital Borderlines" for borderwalker.com and illustrates a variety of online comics at ape-law.com. Two of his webcomics, 10:30 to 12 and The Jerk, are showcased in the film.
  • Chuck Whelon is the San Francisco-Based creator of the webcomic Pewfell
  • Ogden Whitney is an American comic book artist whose career spanned from the late 30s to the late 70s in various genres. His work on the comic book series The Cloak in Big Shot Comics is showcased in the film.
  • James Wilcox is an American comic book writer and artist. His career spanned from the 1940s to the 1960s. His work on The Chamelon in Target Comics is showcased in the film.
  • Barry Windsor-Smith is a British comic book illustrator and painter whose best known work has been produced in the United States. His work on Conan the Barbarian is showcased in the film.

San Diego Comic Con[edit]

Director Sebastien Dumesnil and Producer Robert Nichols have presented an exclusive trailer and excerpts of the film to the San Diego Comic Con audience in 2005 during a panel with interviewees from the film.[1]

Release[edit]

Adventures Into Digital Comics was premiered at the Tel Aviv Icon Film Festival in October 2006.[2]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Adventures Into Digital Comics is nominated for an Icon Award in the "Best Documentary Film" category.

Review[edit]

Comic book artist Michael Netzer said that Adventures Into Digital Comics is a "marvelous documentary about comics creators and their future in the web. Excellent film that also holds a charm and appeal to non comics audiences."[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2006-10-08. Retrieved 2006-11-02.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2012-08-02.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ [1]

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