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“Comic Book Literacy” to Screen at the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con

Official Press Release

Documentary about comics and reading to be a part of one of the world’s largest comic book conventions

SAN DIEGO, CA – The independent documentary film “Comic Book Literacy” will screen Friday July 23rd at 4:30 PM as a part of the Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival.  The festival happens during the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con International and takes place in Marriott Hall in the Marriott Hotel and Marina next to the San Diego Convention Center.

The film explores concepts relating to the comic book medium and the relationship it has with education and literacy.  Comic book legends like Art Spiegelman, Jim Salicrup, Joe Quesada, Paul Dini, Scott McCloud and many others appear in the film and discuss the misunderstood medium and the many positive ways it has affected its readership.

“I’m very excited that the film is a part of Comic-Con,” said Todd Kent, the film’s director, “We’ve been trying to get the message out about comics and education and this event delivers a huge audience.”

After the screening, Kent will be present for a brief Q & A session.  “We’ve met with many educators who are becoming excited about comics in he classroom,” Kent said, “And we’re hoping to spread that enthusiasm to the mainstream Comic-Con audience.”

The film has screened this year at C2E2 – The Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo, The Karibukai Animation Festival, The Kids Read Comics! Event and won “Best Documentary” at the Phoenix Comicon Film Festival.

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