With The Silver Scream Festival a week and a half away, we just discovered this morning that coverage for the festival is abundant in this week’s North Bay Bohemian newspaper! Hell, Rick Baker‘s American Werewolf is on the freakin’ cover! It’s their film issue, and they interviewed Philip Kim about the festival, as well as Famous Monsters. Also mentioned? Little ol’ us! Read below:
Aside from films, Kim’s obsession with comic books is as strong as ever, and he is finally getting the chance to help create them through his American Gothic Press, established last year. With Kim’s guidance, the comics coming out of American Gothic are a supernatural mix of classic monsters and original storytelling that boasts talents like writer Steve Niles (30 Days of Night).
“We go to a lot of comic conventions, and the one thing we always notice is that there’s not a lot of conversation about how the business works, about how to get your creative stuff published and what steps need to be taken to compete in the marketplace,” Kim says.
With that in mind, Silver Scream will be offering panels and discussions with comic-book creators and artists such as Darick Robertson. A Bay Area native now living in Napa, Robertson co-created the landmark indie comic book series Transmetropolitan with Warren Ellis, and has worked for Marvel, DC, Vertigo and others.
“He is going to become a very important name in the coming years,” Kim says. “His own story about how he got started is pretty astounding. I think it will be hugely valuable for anybody who wants to create comics or screenplays.”
Along with film awards, the festival will be judging and presenting awards to amateur comic book artists and writers, and the winner of the award for best comic book will get his or her work published in American Gothic Press.
Go read the whole article online, or if you live in Northern California, at your local coffee shop or cafe (wherever the Bohemian is available). So cool! Thanks for the shout out, Bohemian! It’s not too late to get your tickets to the show, either! Click here to reserve yours.