Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Tag You’re It! …ah… Huh?
The picture is from artwork used in my documentary titled Portland Comics. I directed and co-edited it. My show concerns the amazing comic community/scene in Portland Oregon. I interviewed folks from Dark Horse Comics, Top Shelf Productions, and Mercury Studios, along with several individual creators and local characters. With this doc, I was attempting to get at what makes Portland such an epicenter for comic books and comic culture.
It was competed in 2005 and was shown at the Longbaugh Film Fest and the 2005 Stumptown Comics Fest. The few folks who saw it seemed to like it well enough. I never submitted it to any other film festival. Hmmm maybe I should do that.
The two characters represent the diversity of Portland; an urban Asian guy and a cool riot grrl show their disappointment over the quality of mainstream comics. With a name like “Hero Guy” it has to be good. Right?
Also, I’ve been considering starting a blog about the Portland Comics Scene someday… Selba has unknowingly forced all kinds of things for me think about.
Oh and ah...