Comic Book Literacy to Screen at the Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival

Official Press Release

“COMIC BOOK LITERACY” TO SCREEN AT THE VEGAS VALLEY COMIC BOOK FESTIVAL

Documentary about comics and reading to be a part of Las Vegas literacy event

LAS VEGAS, NV – The independent documentary film “Comic Book Literacy” will screen Saturday November 6th during the Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival, a part of the Vegas Valley Book Festival, a celebration of the written, spoken and illustrated word.  The screening will take place at 11:30 A.M. at the Jewel Box Theater.

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.

“We are quite excited about screening Comic Book Literacy at our event.” said Suzanne Scott of the Clark County Library, “[We] loved the use of actual comic book writers, artists and scholars to tell the history and impact of comics — entertaining as well as educational! It struck that balance we try to achieve with all of our programming.”

It’s great to be a part of a larger event like this,” said Todd Kent, the film’s director, “I think the documentary fits in very well with the themes of the Festival.”    Now in it’s third year, the Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival is a celebration of comic book culture featuring panel discussions, film and anime screenings plus autograph sessions and portfolio reviews.

“Comic Book Literacy” won “Best Documentary” at the 2010 Phoenix Comicon, screened at the world renowned San Diego Comic-International and is currently touring the country, screening at various film festivals, comic book conventions and literacy events.  For more information about the film, upcoming screenings, and updates go to: www.ComicBookLiteracy.com and for more information on the Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival please visit www.VegasValleyBookFestival.org/comics-festival.