Thomas Terrific Talks
It came together fast. TerrifiCON's founder Mitch Hallock said that legendary writer Roy Thomas was interested in doing an on-camera interview for the doc when he was here in Connecticut for the show. Great! But...would our schedules allow it? We reached out to Roy's manager, John Cimino to coordinate with Roy's schedule. There was only one possibility: early Friday morning August 18th, before the show opened AND before Roy had to make his scheduled appearances. Perfect! We c
The Engaging Life of Will "Willi" Franz
It was hot! Sticky, humid, a sweltering 90 degrees, and the perfect day to venture in to Brooklyn! If we thought the summer heat was scorching enough, 5 floors up at the offices of ICS, awaited the day's hot topic - Will Franz! One of the most fascinating things about Will (known then as "Willi") is that he wrote some of the most violent, realistic and cerebral war comics in the history of the genre. Not in the history of Charlton Comics, but the GENRE ITSELF. He contribut
Can You Talk The Talk?
You bet! We can also walk the walk. But that’s not what we’re talking about today. We’re talking “talk”... and not just talking to talk! Documentaries are famously known as "those talking head films”, which may sound dry, but it isn’t always a bad thing. Because this time, those talking heads are the comic creators we all know and love! I mean, who wouldn't want to listen to Denny O'Neil talk all day? Here's a phone book Denny, we're all ears! But getting back on track, we've
The Charlton Family Loses Another Great...
It is with a heavy heart that we have to say goodbye to a legend, a real visionary, and hell of a good guy, George Wildman. A true renaissance man through and through, George's career was something that few can boast about. Here was a cartoonist who took his background in advertising and molded it to suit the needs of a comic book company that few others saw potential in. His rebranding of the Charlton Comic's logo undoubtedly breathed new life into a fading empire. Interview
George Wildman: The Charlton (m)Ad Man
Do you know how to hustle? George Wildman sure knew how.... and we're not talking about that disco dance craze, but we will travel back to 1970's. George. Got. Stuff. Done. B.C. (that's Before Charlton) George was an Ad Man, and if you happen to be a fan of AMC's Mad Men you know that in the world of advertising, slow and steady definitely does NOT win the race. It's funny how things can change, because although advertising was George's chosen profession, when times g
Greetings from Red Bank, New Jersey
A month ago Keith, Jackie and Peter Bradley set out in a severe ice storm. Their destination: Red Bank, New Jersey. Sound familiar? Well to most comic book, movie and pop culture zealots it's known as the stomping grounds for the champion of all things geek and independent film success, Kevin Smith. It's also the town in which his venerable comic book store, Jay & Silent Bob's Secret Stash is located. You maybe know that place from the AMC television show, "Comic Book Men"
Meet The Boy Wonder
On a bitter sub-zero Saturday, February 13, Keith & Jackie set out as a skeleton crew of two with an SUV packed to the gills with equipment to interview Gary McInnis for the movie. Who's Gary McInnis you ask? Well, scour comicbookdb, WikiPedia and every other resource online and you'll not find a thing about Gary. So who is this guy and how did we find him? He found us. Gary was attending the TerrifiCON (then CT ComiCONN) at Mohegan Sun this past August and he stopped to
Death In The Family
On Monday, February 1st, 2016 at approximately 9:30am EST, we at CharltonMovie lost a brother, a partner, a friend, an inspiration, a selfless and giving person...a true genius in every sense of the word to the ravages of ALS. Charlton Comics: The Movie is the production it is today--and will be--in scope and scale because of the insistence of one man, our producing partner, Dennis Peters. You see, as you've all heard or read by now, when I got the idea for this project and
Kicking It Art School With The Judomaster
The final weekend in August brought us to the campus of the renowned Paier Art College in Hamden, Connecticut to talk with the illustrious Frank McLaughlin (get it? He illustrates and...yeah). Dean of The College Francis R. Cooley and Vice-President Dan Paier were on hand with some of their students to witness the interview session upon arrival. Paier was most gracious and very excited to have us there at Frank's suggestion as he instructs there part-time to this day. Fran
Interviews, Panels & Trailers...Oh My!
What can you say about spending a weekend at Connecticut ComiCONN (re-branded next year as CT TerrifiCON) except that "real life is drag". Mitch Hallock, family and crew worked tirelessly all weekend to provide a first class experience and Mohegan Sun Hotel & Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut proved to be an AMAZING venue for the expo. If you get a chance to attend next year, take the opportunity. Our weekend started with a bang as we bumped into Neal Adams during load-in a