COMIC BOOK CONFIDENTIAL (1988 CANADA) D/W/P: RON MANN W/P: CHARLES LIPPINCOTT P: MARTIN HARBURY/DON HAIG
A fun, freewheeling, stylish and partly animated doc. on the world of (American) comic books. As well as a fascinating pocket history of the art form, we get interviews with too many interesting artists and writers to mention (including Robert Crumb, Stan Lee, Will Eisner, Will Gaines, Frank Miller, Harvey [AMERICAN SPLENDOR] Pekar, Gilbert Shelton, Spain, Art Spiegelman, Jack Kirby, Harvey Kurtzman, Bill Griffith). You could argue about certain omissions, but it`s nice to have a quality doc. that treats this stuff seriously. Segments are on EC horror comics, MAD and Underground Comix. Essential viewing for fans, and very accesible for those who don`t know any of these people. Now if only i could see a similar, definitve doc. on Japanese manga and it`s history (or a series, there is a lot of ground to cover).

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