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COMIX: Beyond the Comic Book Pages is an exciting new feature film documentary about the world of comic books told through the thoughts and images of the creators, artists, writers, collectors, store owners, independent publishers, and especially the passionate fans who have made it the phenomenon that it is today.

COMIX includes exclusive one-on-one interviews with icons from the comic book industry, like Stan Lee (Spiderman, X-Men, Fantastic Four), Frank Miller (Sin City, 300), Neal Adams (Batman, X-Men, Green Lantern/Green Arrow), Mark Waid (Kingdom Come, Superman, Justice League of America), Mike Richardson of Dark Horse Productions (Hellboy, Sin City, Goon, and Concrete), Marc Silvestri of Image Comics and Top Cow Productions (Tomb Raider, Hunter Killer, Witchblade), and Todd McFarlane (Spawn).  COMIX also includes interviews with fans, many dressed in full costume, as they talk about their love for the characters and cosplay, at conventions like Comic-Con, Wizard World, and more. 

This film delves into the attraction to comic books, the collaboration process, the history of American Comics, comic books into movies, independent publishing, and how some of our favorite superheroes were created. COMIX asks Stan Lee, creator of the Marvel universe...“What makes a good superhero?” A self-proclaimed “superhero specialist,” Stan explains the genesis of his legendary comic book character Spiderman who has weaved an iconic imprint on popular culture. Sin City creator Frank Miller shares his insights on the challenges of bringing a film noir-style comic to the silver screen. COMIX also gets up close and personal with fans like Chris Gutierrez, a school teacher by day and a member of the Star Wars 501st Legion by night, and what drives his passion for comics into crafting the costumes and assuming the roles of his favorite characters.

Click on the link to learn more:  www.comixthemovie.com

More than 300 hundred hours of exciting footage have helped to make COMIX a documentary that we hope touches the comic book fan in all of us.

Our target goal is $35,000.  The film is almost done. We have completed the editing, the graphics look awesome, and it has an amazing score, but we need your help to finish the film. To be honest, it’s taken ten years to make this film because I have funded all of it on my own. I have invested tens and tens of thousands into this movie and am now at a point where I need help and I am hoping that you will consider being a part of a film that I believe is special. COMIX is a visual art form and the images are an integral part of the story and couldn’t be told without them. The donations raised will help pay for the use of more than 200 comic book images from major and independent publishers. Your contribution will also pay for technical aspects like color correction, packaging design, the initial production run, independent promotion, special event logistics, and merchandise. 

Check out the cool rewards available for different donation levels! For anyone who donates at any level, your name will appear on the thank-you page of the COMIX website and you will also receive special updates. 

I’ve always loved comic books!  As a child, all I ever wanted to do was draw Spiderman and Batman. I stared for hours at Batman comics, captivated by every detail.

When I began this filmmaking journey, I wanted to capture the process of making a comic book from idea to finished book in a fun, informative, and inspirational way that, as a fan, a film I always wanted to see.

Ten years later, COMIX has blossomed into a full-length feature documentary, and we are almost at the finish line. I am so proud of the film and the caliber of people who agreed to be a part of it.  I am also so thankful for everyone who worked behind the scenes and put so much passion into every frame.

  • Stan Lee (Spiderman, Fantastic Four)
  • Frank Miller (Sin City, 300)
  • Neal Adams (Batman, X-Men, Green Lantern/Green Arrow)
  • Mark Waid (Kingdom Come, Superman)
  • Mike Richardson of Dark Horse Productions (Hellboy, Sin City, Goon, Concrete)
  • Marc Silvestri of Top Cow Productions (Tomb Raider, Hunter Killer, Witchblade), Image Comics Co-Founder
  • Todd McFarlane (Spawn), Image Comics Co-Founder
  • Matt Hawkins of Top Cow Productions (Tomb Raider, Hunter Killer, Witchblade)
  • John Romita Jr. (Spiderman, Punisher)
  • Gareb Shamus (Wizard World, Wizard, Toy Fare)
  • Tone Rodriguez (Snake Pliskin, Violent Messiah)
  • Steve Niles (30 Days of Night)
  • Renae Geerlings of Top Cow Productions and Mane Entertainment
  • Doug Jones (Silver Surfer, Hellboy)
  • William O'Neil (Snake Pliskin, Chasis)
  • Christian Gossett (Red Star)
  • Joel Adams (Lils)
  • Amanda Conner (Vampirella)
  • Mike Choi (Witchblade)
  • Andy Park (Tomb Raider, God of War II)
  • Lee Dawson (Dark Horse Productions)
  • David Glanzer (Comic-Con)
  • Paul Grimshaw (House of Secrets comic book store)
  • Bill Liebowitz (Golden Apple Comics)

                      And so much more!

COMIX is about people with vision and passion—people who never give up on their dreams.  If you have ever loved a superhero—or wanted to be one—please help us create a film that is truly special.  

You can also help by spreading the word about COMIX, asking your friends and family to be a part of something special by donating to this Kickstarter campaign, and following us on FacebookTwitterVimeo, and Pinterest.

Please join us and the many comic book heroes and heroines, to make a movie...beyond the comic book pages.

            Thank you for helping to make our dream a reality!

Risks and challenges

This Kickstarter project has little risk of not being completed. COMIX has been shot, edited, the graphics are complete, the sound has been edited and mixed, and the film is completely scored.

Although the images in COMIX have been pre-approved through fair use, we must still secure funds to pay for the insurance. There are also challenges in completing the technical aspects to make this film look amazing.

Ten years in the making and investing tens of thousands from his own savings and with the philosophy that "no is not an option," this filmmaker is absolutely committed to sharing the remarkable stories that have been captured. Please support this independent feature length film.

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