Amazing Arizona Comic Con to show Image Revolution film
Back in 1992 a group of comics’ most popular artists abandoned their positions at Marvel and started their own company, Image Comics, where they could have full creative control and ownership of their work. This was truly a revolutionary time in the comic book industry and spawned such creations as Savage Dragon, Youngblood, WildC.A.T.s, The Walking Dead and, yes, Spawn.
Now, twenty-plus years later, the 2014 Amazing Arizona Comic Con will be holding the first public presentation of a new feature-length documentary film about the creation of Image, The Image Revolution (showing Saturday, January 25), directed by Patrick Meaney, who is well known for his comic creator themed films.
The movie includes interviews with Image founders (Todd McFarlane, Jim Lee, Rob Liefeld, Marc Silvestri, Erik Larsen, Jim Valentino and Whilce Portacio) and covers their work at Marvel, the creation of their own company, and their entrepreneurial business’ trials and tribulations up through to the publishing this era’s most popular titles – like Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead and Brian K. Vaughan’s Saga.
The film’s screening will be immediately followed by a Q&A session with the filmmakers Patrick Meaney and Jordan Rennert. The public premiere The Image Revolution is just one of the highlights of the 2014 Amazing Arizona Comic Con. You can get more information on the show, up-to-date details, ticket prices and event times at AmazingArizonaComicCon.com; or follow AACC on FACEBOOK and TWITTER.