San Diego, CA. - COMICS ARE EVERYWHERE, a feature-length documentary about comics, kicks off the summer in style with the launch of its Kickstarter campaign, which went live on Thursday, July 18 to coincide with the opening of the 2013 Comic-Con International. Contributors can expect to receive movie and comic-book paraphernalia ranging from autographed postcards, and limited-edition books signed by artists JJ Villard, Danni Shinya Luo, and David Lloyd, signed original art and even associate producing credits for larger contributions.

The documentary explores the pop-cultural intersection where alternative comics, animation and the art world collide, as seen through the eyes of emerging artists JJ Villard (creator of next year’s animated TV show King Star King on Adult Swim) and Danni Shinya Luo (artist of the book Soft Candy: The Girls of Danni Shinya Luo). Featuring interviews with such established and highly respected comic creators as Daniel Clowes (Ghost World), Jaime Hernandez (Love and Rockets), David Lloyd (V for Vendetta), and others, the film examines the reasons why comics remain a resilient and relevant art form in the high-tech world of the early 21st century.

In production since 2010 and filmed against the backdrop of various comic conventions such as the 2010 and 2011 Comic-Con, San Francisco’s Alternative Press Expo (APE), and artists’ studios, the film looks at select comic creators’ respective creative processes – in and out of comics – and asks, what does it take to create? This year, the documentary’s production is set to go out of state as the filmmakers plan to interview eclectic artists around the country.

Comics Are Everywhere has recently gained fiscal sponsorship from San Diego’s Pacific-Arts Movement and the film’s writer-director Neil Kendricks was awarded the 2013-2014 Creative Catalyst Fund/ Individual Artist’s Fellowship.


Neil Kendricks, the writer-director of Comics Are Everywhere, is a San Diego- based filmmaker, artist, photographer, writer, educator and Film Curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD). Kendricks has been writing about comics since the early 1990′s and he has taught upper-division courses on comics and graphic narrative at San Diego State University. His award-winning short films have been screened at such international film festivals as the Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films, the Havana Film Festival, Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival and a special short-film screening at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival’s American Pavilion.



Here is a link to the June 30th edition of The San Diego Union-Tribune’s Arts cover story.

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