Jim Hanley’s Universe presents an EXCLUSIVE screening of the award-winning documentary (and comics evangelism project) DIG COMICS with filmmaker Miguel Cima, Saturday, November 14 beginning at 3:00pm at the JHU Underground! This film and this project, are all about getting people to read more comics – Click here for the Dig Comics website and click here to see the trailer for the film!
In addition to this exclusive screening, we will also have an A-List panel discussion with Mr. Cima; Marvel Executive Editor Tom Brevoort; editor of Publishers Weekly comic blog THE BEAT, Heidi MacDonald; noted DC writer/editor and founder of Paradox Press, Andy Helfer; author and editor of the Graphic NYC Blog Chris Irving; and author of Superman on the Couch and Disguised as Clark Kent, Danny Fingeroth!
So join us on November 14 for this screening and panel discussion, exclusively at Jim Hanley’s Universe, Where Art & Literature Meet!
Jim Hanley’s Universe, 4 West 33rd Street, New York, NY 10001
LOS ANGELES – Actor Edward James Olmos (Battlestar Galactica, Blade Runner) makes a special appearance for the screening of the documentary short Dig Comics at Los Angeles’ premiere comic book store Meltdown Comics.
Also joining Olmos for a post-screening Q & A will be Miguel Cima, the writer/director/host of Dig Comics along with members of the cast and crew.
Both a love letter to the American art form of comics and a call to arms to increase the dwindling audience, Dig Comics has already won the attention of Edward James Olmos’ company Olmos Productions, which has agreed to produce a long-form full-length Dig Comics. Olmos believes that as a medium, comic books not only increase literacy but also serves as an inspirational learning tool for both students and teachers.
Dig Comics won Best Documentary at the San Diego Comic-Con International: Independent Film Festival, and has been selected for screenings at the Vancouver International Film Festival, the Tucson Film and Music Festival, and the Royal Flush Film Festival in New York City. It also recently screened at the Downtown Film Festival: Los Angeles.
What: Dig Comics screening and discussion panel with Edward James Olmos
Where: Meltdown Comics, 7522 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90046
When: Saturday, September 26, 2009, 7:00 PM
RSVP: Sitting will be limited, you must RSVP to attend. RSVP@meltcomics.com. you plus 1 (one) only.