StrippedHD Closed Captioning
Dave Kellett & Frederick Schroeder
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About the Movie
“Stripped” is a feature-length documentary on comic strips, how they’re created, and the people behind them - featuring the first-ever recorded interview with Bill Watterson of Calvin & Hobbes. The film sits down with over 60 of the world’s best cartoonists to talk about comic strips, where the art form’s going, and what happens to it as newspapers die and digital takes off. Featured interviews include: Cathy Guisewite (Cathy), Lynn Johnston (For Better or For Worse), Mort Walker (Beetle Bailey), Mike & Jerry (Penny Arcade), Matt Inman (The Oatmeal), Kate Beaton (Hark! A Vagrant) and Patrick McDonnell (Mutts). Set to original music by Stefan Lessard of Dave Matthews Band, the film is a must-see for comics fans.
This film is a great inspiration to every aspiring artist out there. There are problems in the industry to be sure, but the modern world can be adapted to and hearing the voices of some of the greats in the cartooning industry encouraging you on can only inspire and inform and help to move us all forward. Keep this on heavy rotation in the background while you draw and let the creative fire rage!
Going to be Great
I backed this project on Kickstarter almost 2-1/2 years ago (me and 2600 friends :-), and just from seeing the short clips in the updates and reading the enthusiasm of the filmmakers, I cannot wait to see the final version. They have pulled together just about everybody who has or is making a contribution to the art form (including the legendary Bill Watterson, creator of the immortal Calvin and Hobbes) to tell the story. Go pre-order this movie. If you have any interest in comics and cartooning, you will not be disappointed. And no, I am not in anyway related to the producers.
saw it at Ohio State Cartoon Festival
High-quality film with lots of good interviews. The 8-bit video game/cartoonist dilemma sequence was very funny and well done. I think one message is that there's no "right way" to make comics, but there are more options than 30-40 years ago.