Comics, graphic novels, funny books — whatever you call them, they’ve been referred to as the great American art form of the 20th century. But the 20th century is over. And, despite all the blockbusters based on them, comics generally aren’t enjoying the healthy readership that they used to.
The crew behind Dig Comics, however, won’t stand for that. Chronicling their quest to get people reading comics again, this documentary team has received acclaim for both their short film and their efforts — including an honourable mention at last year’s Los Angeles Reel Film Festival and the Best Documentary award at San Diego Comic Con 2009.
We had a quick catch-up with assistant director Chris Brandt, fresh off filming new footage at this year’s SDCC for the full-length version of the film.