On this edition of Word Balloon Host John Siuntres tackles the
question, "How do comic books get sold as film properties?"
For the answer, we turn to Film producer and Radical Comics
Publisher Barry Levine.Levine has had an interesting path to comic
books that started when he was a successful rock album
photographer, to years as a music supervisor of films like Driving
Miss Daisy, Die Hard With A Vengeance, Judge Dredd and Street
Levine eventually became a film producer on Detroit Rock City
shepherded comic book properties to production deals on books like
Rex Mundi, and Damn Nation. Barry explains the process, and tells
us why you can't \just walk into a studio meeting with a comic
book, and get a film commitment.
Radical Comics new line of titles debut this month, starting with
an art book preview being given away as part of Saturday's free
comic book day.
We'll talk about the two radical comics debuting this month
for only 1 dollar,Caliber the King Arthur in the old west saga, and
featuring a very different take on the mythological hero.
Plus Barry gives us his 2008 game plan for Radical