Cooke Brothers Storm Manhattan
Something for the New York area comic fans:
Andrew D. Cooke, director of the full-length feature film documentary Will Eisner: Portrait of a Sequential Artist, and his brother Jon B. Cooke, writer/co-producer of that movie and editor of the award-winning Comic Book Artist magazine, will be guests of New York City’s acclaimed improv comedy group the Comic Book Club this coming Tuesday, Sept. 9, at 8:00 p.m., at the Peoples Improv Theatre on 154 West 29th St., in Manhattan! Tickets are five bucks each.
The Comic Book Club is a weekly comic book talk show featuring the best comedians in New York talking shop with industry professionals from all corners of the comic book world. Hosted by Justin Tyler, Pete LePage, and Alex Zalben, Tuesday’s episode will feature an excerpt from the Cookes’ documentary, which debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival and is about the life and career of one of comics’ most gifted artists, who not only created The Spirit (adapted as a major motion picture this coming Christmas by legendary Frank Miller) but was a seminal influence on the field up to his death at 87 in 2005. The brothers will be on hand to discuss the film, which showcases interviews with Eisner, Jules Feiffer, Stan Lee, Kurt Vonnegut, Art Spiegelman, Frank Miller, Michael Chabon, and many, many others, and no doubt the boys will also take a razzing from the CBC hosts.
For more information — and a look at the trailer — regarding Will Eisner: Portrait of a Sequential Artist, please visit www.montillapictures.com
To check out Comic Book Artist magazine, go to www.topshelfcomix.com
Comic Book Club can be found online at http://popcultureshock.com/cbclub/ and is spotlighted in a spiffy New York Times article at http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/18/theater/18comics.html (or on my Facebook page)
The Peoples Improv Theatre Web site is www.thepit-nyc.com
Comic Book Club is every Tuesday night at 8:00 p.m. at the Peoples Improv Theater, 154 W 29th St., New York City. (212) 563-7488