A miscellany of weekly ramblings on comics, art and film by Ted Mathot, storyboard artist and writer/artist/self-publisher of graphic novels and comics

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

CORA3, R&I and Comic-Con 2010 updates

It was a difficult decision to make, but I will not be attending Comic-Con in San Diego this year. I've chosen to continue work on Cora 3 and will have an 80 page book ready for fall of 2010 (in time for the APE show in San Francisco).

The Rose and Isabel Collected Edition had a very limited initial run of 100 books early this year (which are long gone) but the next 900 books in the edition are being readied at the printer in Canada. I hope to have them in May or June, and will post here (and FB/Twitter) as soon as they are available.

CORA 3: Here is a rough page from the new book (in progress). I'm really excited about the new book and how it's shaping up. Thanks for your support and patience in waiting for the books to be finished. More images to come soon.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Breaking Upwards

I just saw the indy comedy Breaking Upwards, a film reminiscent of times before the hideous terms "rom-com" and "dramedy" were invented...when comedies that dealt with relationships were smart AND funny (and I'm talking character-based funny, not the garbage-pail, lowest-common-denominator humor you see in most comedies now). I'm a fan of Woody Allen relationship comedies of the 70's (Annie Hall, Manhattan) and wouldn't even think of seeing the films that pass as romantic comedies these days. Rumor has it the film was made for $15,000 but it looks like a lot more than that on the screen. Zoe Lister Jones is fantastic and Julie White and Andrea Martin are especially good in supporting roles.

Smart independent films like these need support. They need to succeed in secondary markets like SF to get wider distribution. Breaking Upwards opens this weekend at the Lumiere in SF. Check your local art-house theatre for showtimes and go see it!

Breaking Upwards Movie Trailer from Breaking Upwards on Vimeo.