Item Details

Comic Book Confidential [videorecording]

a Sphinx Productions in association with Don Haig, Martin Harbury, Charles Lippincott ; a film by Ron Mann ; producer/director, Ron Mann
Format
Video; Book; DVD
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.
Director
Ron Mann
Performers
Featuring Lynda Barry, Charles Burns, Sue Coe, Robert Crumb, Will Eisner, Al Feldstein, Shary Flenniken, William M. Gaines, Bill Griffith, Jamie Hernandez, Jack Kirby, Harvey Kurtzman, Stan Lee, Paul Mavrides, Frank Miller, Victor Moscoso, Françoise Mouly, Dan O'Neill, Harvey Pekar, Gilbert Shelton, Spain, Art Spiegelman.
Release Date
1988
Run Time
85 min.
Language
English
Notes
  • Title from container.
  • Videodisc release of a 1988 motion picture.
  • 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.
Edition
Digitally remastered version; full screen
ISBN
0780025636, 9780780025639
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.
Published
Chicago, Ill. : Public Media Inc. : Home Vision Entertainment [distributor], 2002.
Publisher no.
COM 110 Home Vision Entertainment
Description
1 videodisc (85 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet ([12] p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)
DVD; 1.33:1 aspect ratio; Dolby digital stereo.
Technical Details
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