Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on February 25, 2011.
About this project
The documentary, DRAWING FROM MEMORY, presents the history of autobiographical comics and the powerful nonfiction narratives of contemporary women artists. The rise of comics books within mainstream culture has infused life into popular entertainment, elevated the graphic novel to a respectable art form, and nourished geek culture. The medium of comics offers no shortage of creativity by artists, in particular by women, who work tirelessly to promote the art. Many artists work in obscurity even with the prevalence and mass appeal of comic books and graphic novels within popular culture. No film has exclusively looked at women as artists within the medium and shined a spotlight on their art and process.
The documentary, DRAWING FROM MEMORY, will use an autobiographical structure to showcase the artists and their works. I always dreamed of being a comic book artist when I was a child. A lifelong reader of comic books, I decided in 2010 that I wanted to meet the artists whose works filled my book shelves. I began this documentary in the summer of 2010 by traveling across the country to interview several artists to discover each artist’s unique journey within the comics medium. I will soon travel to New York City, Cincinnati, and San Diego. Your pledges will help me with airfare, car rental, accommodations, and boarding my dog. I will continue to interview artists in 2011 before beginning post-production in fall 2011. DRAWING FROM MEMORY will be a 30 minute travel diary that includes interviews, archival footage, animation, and motion graphics.
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