A behind-the-scenes look at San Diego Comic-Con, the world's largest comic book convention, and the fans who attend every year.
In the 20th century, no artistic medium in North America with so much potential for creative expression has had a more turbulent history plagued with less respect than comic books. Through animated montages, readings and interviews, this film guides us through the history of the medium from the late 1930s and 1940s with the first explosion of popularity with the superheroes created by great talents like Jack Kirby and hitting its first artistic zenith with Will Eisner's "Spirit". It then shifts to the post war comics world with the rising popularity of crime and horror comics, especially those published by EC Comics under the editorshiop of William B. Gaines until it came crashing down the rise of censorship with the imposition of the Comics Code. In its wake of the devastation of the medium's creative freedom, we also explore EC's defiant survival with the creation of the singular "Mad Magazine" by Harvey Kurtzman.
Episode 1. Teasing the husband A man and a woman get married not long after they meet. They enjoy passionately making love in every part of the house. After some time, they start getting tired of each other. The wife attends her husband's superior's house warming party one day. The superior is sending her signals and the jealous husband lights up his passionate love for his wife once again... Episode 2. The chicken delivery guy So-yool is new at this social life gig and one day she orders chicken to go along with her beer. The delivery guy is none other than her crush from high school. She orders chicken every night to see him and So-yool and Go-won develop into a relationship. Episode 3. With a student at a TOEIC school A teacher at a TOEIC school is concerned about a student who isn't improving and offers to grant him a wish every time he passes 90. She thought all she had to do was buy him dinner or something but the student's wish became more and more extreme!
The plot chronicles the exploits of Michael, a teenager who is using marijuana and stealing his father's beer. His younger sister, Corey, is worried about him because he started acting differently. When her piggy bank goes missing, her cartoon tie-in toys come to life to help her find it. After discovering it in Michael's room along with his stash of drugs, the various cartoon characters proceed to work together and take him on a fantasy journey to teach him the risks and consequences a life of drug-use can bring and save the world.
Eight young people from different backgrounds accidentally robb a bank at the same time. Each has different reasons and motives: confusion, hobbies, fun, adrenaline sports, even to support orphanages and the poor. The eight robbers are divided into three teams with different skills and experiences. Robbery which initially began as a coincidence, is besieged by super pretty police women. Eventually they must work together and find the answer to the puzzle and looked for the best solution.
Two popular comic writers who are good friends start a comic publishing company but fall in love with the secretary, simultaneously, creating a rivalry that threatens to split their friendship and destroy their business.
When word hits the street that a nearby elderly gentleman has a cache of old, rare, and very valuable mint condition comic books, rival comic book shop owners Raymond McGillicuddy (Donal Logue) and Norman Link (Michael Rapaport) both set out to be the first to buy them. But when the old man declines to sell, the former friends turn into enemies, and a friendly rivalry becomes tainted with greed and turns to murder.
The story of a comedian with a talent close to genius but with an insecurity problem.
A tongue-in-cheek "behind the scenes" look at the Comic Strip comedy club in the early 1980s, which gave rise to 'The Comic Strip Presents'
Industry insiders like Stan Lee and Neil Gaiman (The Sandman) reflect on the way their colorful creations reflect society at large. They have spread from the pulpy pages of nickel comics to Saturday morning cartoons, the big screen and beyond. They have evolved from simple, All-American heroes to tortured, complicated characters reflecting the dreams, desires and fears of modern society. From Superman to The Sandman, Comic Book Superheroes Unmasked is a fascinating, feature-length look at the evolution of an art form that has proved remarkably adaptable and enduring. Filled with classic images from DC and Marvel Comics as well as extensive interviews with modern masters of the graphic novel like Neil Gaiman and Frank Miller (The Dark Knight Returns), this documentary, originally aired on the History Channel, goes far beyond the superficial escapist fantasies to probe the forces that shaped the characters who have become legend...
Marine, who’s loved to fantasize since she was young, is now a student and a popular erotic comic writer. Her happiest moment is when she goes into an erotic fantasy while writing a story. One day, Tomomi, her best friend, calls to tell her that she’s broken up with Yoshio, a senior student in the swimming team. Having had feelings for him, Marine wrote her debut story about a man modeled after him. Her editor, Eto, suggests that her stories have become too mannered. Is what stimulates her fantasy running out? In the meantime, Marine receives a strange aphrodisiac from Yoshio. What change will it bring to her when she takes it?
Through unprecedented backstage access and candid interviews, the film weaves through the absurd world of the working comedian and reveals a crazy and hilarious psychological profile of its practitioners. We also follow retired comic Ritch Shydner's attempt to climb back on stage after a thirteen-year hiatus. At the top of his game in the 1980's, Shydner had HBO specials, shot five pilot TV shows, and numerous late night appearances (Carson, Letterman, Leno, etc.) but the big time eluded him. Equipped with the collective wisdom and nutty musings of over 80 of his peers, he gives it another shot. Does Ritch have what it takes to connect with today's young crowds and still get the laughs?
Comedian Jim Breuer returns to EPIX for his second hour-long special, taped in front of a home crowd at the Paramount Theater in Long Island, New York. As he inches closer to 50, Breuer focuses his own absurd lens on the circle of life-from the hilarious indignities of getting older to the perils of parenting.
In 2005, to raise money for Comic Relief, Walliams and Lucas made a special edition of the show, dubbed Little, Little Britain. The episode included a variety of sketches with celebrities including George Michael, Robbie Williams and Sir Elton John
Interviews with T.J. Miller, Pete Holmes, Marc Maron, Doug Benson, Jim Norton, Judah Friedlander, Alonzo Bodden, Maria Bamford, Jen Kirkman, Auggie Smith, W. Kamau Bell, Nikki Glaser, Wayne Federman, Seth Milstein, Oni Perez, Alysia Wood, Kris Tinkle, Traci Skene, Brian McKim, Tim O’Rourke, Tom Rhodes, Kyle Kinane and yours truly.
An account of the rise and fall of a silent film comic, Billy Bright. The movie begins with his funeral, as he speaks from beyond the grave in a bitter tone about his fate, and takes us through his fame, as he ruins it with womanizing and drink, and his fall, as a lonely, bitter old man unable to reconcile his life's disappointments. The movie is based loosely on the life of Buster Keaton.
The film is composed of multiple comedy shorts presented through an overarching segment titled "The Pitch", in which Charlie Wessler, a mad screenwriter, is attempting to pitch a script to film executive Griffin Schraeder. After revealing several of the stories in his script, Wessler becomes agitated when Schraeder dismisses his outrageous ideas, and he pulls a gun on him and forces him to listen to multiple other stories before making Schraeder consult his manager, Bob Mone, to purchase the film.
Shot live at the one off Comic Aid benefit gig at London’s Carling Apollo – which sold out in just three and a half minutes of tickets being put on sale – the DVD features the entire uncut show for all those unfortunate enough to have missed out on tickets. The 3 hour show sees Jonathan Ross, Jack Dee, Graham Norton, Julian Clary, and Lily Savage host a stellar comic line-up that includes; Lee Evans, Dawn French, Jimmy Carr, Ardal O’Hanlon, Johnny Vegas, Bill Bailey, Bo’ Selecta! star The Bear, Jo Brand, Jon Culshaw, Omid Djalili, Otis Lee Crenshaw, Eddie Izzard, The League Of Gentlemen with Miranda Richardson, Alistair McGowan, Dylan Moran, Dave Spikey, Simon Pegg & Jessica Stevenson. Psychological illusionist Derren Brown and international percussion sensation Stomp also present their own unique blend of stage entertainment.
Alba has lost her dog and all the hopes she had to find it...
Life imitates art when a famous comic book artist is found dead, murdered in a gruesome fashion that's eerily similar to a scenario from his latest issue. Overcome with grief but ready for revenge, the artist's son chooses to do the only thing that makes any sense: transform himself into his father's most popular character and fight a local triad group led by the menacing Black Devil.
The Watchmen: Motion Comic is a 2008 American animated short film series of motion comics for web and television based on the comic book series Watchmen, written by Alan Moore and illustrated by Dave Gibbons. The series consists of twelve abridged 25–30 minute segments, each based on and sharing a name with one of the twelve chapters of the book. Both male and female characters are voiced by actor Tom Stechschulte. It was released on DVD in March 2009 to coincide with the Watchmen movie’s release.
A show for Fanboys by Fanboys. Set in uber-geek Kevin Smith's iconic comic shop Jay and Silent Bob's Secret Stash, the show explores every nook and cranny of Fanboy culture from A to Z. Endless circular debates about the technical accuracy of the USS Enterprise's warp-core schematics? Snarky comic aficionados with an encyclopedic knowledge of every Marvel back issue? You bet.
The Comic Strip is a group of British comedians, who came to prominence in the 1980s. They are known for their television series The Comic Strip Presents... which was labelled as an example of alternative comedy. The core members are Adrian Edmondson, Dawn French, Rik Mayall, Nigel Planer, Peter Richardson, Jennifer Saunders and Alexei Sayle with frequent appearances by Keith Allen, Robbie Coltrane and others.
Kaoruko Moeta is a 15-year-old high school student and 4-panel manga artist. After moving to a dorm especially for female manga artists, she meets shoujo manga artist Koyume, teen romance manga artist Ruki, and shounen manga artist Tsubasa. Every day, they'll work all through the night trying to ink and finish their work!
Kazuki, a Japanese high school student, is dragged into the world of fan comics along with his friend Mizuki by the scheming Taishi. Taishi soon convinces Kazuki to draw his own fan comic, but Mizuki, who hates the large crowds and long lines of comic book conventions, fiercely opposes the idea. As Kazuki's obsession with finishing his comic in time for the next convention threatens his schoolwork and his relationships, he becomes estranged from Mizuki.
A nationwide talent search accepting the best professional and non-professional stand-up comedians. Once the selection process is narrowed to 10, the show covers the contestants as they live together and compete for an exclusive contract with NBC, and to be called the Last Comic Standing.
Guest actors talk about their favorite manga and illustrate what kind of approach the actors will approach to making actors to actually play the cartoon characters.
Posing as a viscount's daughter, Faith infiltrates Lady Genevieve's gala and is attacked by Roden's gargoyle security team. Elsewhere, Willow offers to Dawn with her plus-sized problem and is called upon to upgrade the castle's defense system.
Comic Genius was the world's first online stand-up comic contest that was open to all Canadians. It was sponsored by The Comedy Network and the CTV comedy, Corner Gas. It began on September 26, 2005 and ended on November 27, 2005. During each week until November 20, 2005, the contest was open to auditions by any Canadian who had registered as a resident, or member, of the online Corner Gas community. An audition consisted of a digitally-recorded audio clip of up to two minutes of a person doing a stand-up comedy routine. During the week, any member of the online Corner Gas community could vote on the submitted routines and submit comments of praise or criticism. After each week, the top ten entries, based on ratings and judges' discretion, were promoted to "contestants". The top two contestants from the previous week then became "semi-finalists". The top five who advanced from the contest were flown to Regina, Saskatchewan to compete on a live comedy special on The Comedy Network, which was hosted by Corner Gas star Brent Butt, himself a Canadian Comedy Award winning stand-up comedian. The top two finalists earned an appearance on Corner Gas, and the winner received $10,000.
Comic Roots was a British television series from the early 1980s, documenting the biographies and influences of a number of popular comedians of the era. Episodes included features on Les Dawson, and Alexei Sayle. Sayle converted his own documentary into an impromptu pub crawl.
Comic Strip Live is a weekly, late-night, hour-long stand-up comedy showcase that aired on the Fox network from 1989-1994. It started as a local show at Igby's comedy club. It was originally hosted by John Mulrooney and filmed at the comedy club, Igby's. Jamie Masada, owner of the Laugh Factory proposed that they take the show nationally and Fox agreed and moved the show to the Laugh Factory in Hollywood. Mulrooney was replaced by Gary Kroeger for the second season and then Wayne Cotter for the remaining seasons. By the end of the run, the show was filmed at the Laugh Factory. The show was successful enough that Fox created a prime time version called The Sunday Comics.
The Comic Strip is an American animated series which features four rotating cartoon segments. The 90-minute series ran in first-run syndication during the 1987-1988 season and was also seen on RPN-9 in the Philippines, and on Rai 2 in Italy. Despite the show title, the segments have no history in newspaper comic strips. This was the last TV series produced by Rankin/Bass Productions, and distributed by Lorimar-Telepictures.