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Comic Book Literacy Screens at Houston’s Comicpalooza Film Festival

Official Press Release

Houston pop culture convention provides an important forum for a film that addresses an unorthodox approach to literacy issues

HOUSTON, TX – The independent documentary film “Comic Book Literacy” will screen Saturday May 28th at 11:00 A.M. at the Comicpalooza Film Festival hosted by Splatterfest.  The film festival is a part of the three day Comicpalooza event, one of the biggest pop culture conventions in the southwest.

The film showcases the utilization of comic books to promote literacy and education and features writers, artist and historians who speak on behalf of the often misunderstood medium including artist Brian Denham (Iron Man, X-Files) and Houston’s own Terry Moore (Strangers in Paradise), both of whom will be in attendance at the convention.

“It’s an honor to be included in such a large and diverse event,” said Todd Kent, the Dallas based director of the documentary, “I look forward to attending the screening and speaking with people about using comics for educational purposes.

The film won “Best Documentary” at the 2010 Phoenix Comicon and is currently touring the country, screening at various film festivals, comic book conventions and literacy events.  This film is not yet rated (70 minutes).  For more information about the film, upcoming screenings, and updates go to: