If you're a fan of Charlton, then you know about their infamous letterer A. Machine. But who or what is A. Machine? Back in November, we did a short local library tour spreading the word about our documentary. Naturally we did a stop in Derby... I mean, how could we not?!? We were taking questions from the audience, when a woman tucked on the end of the second row politely raised her hand. She introduced herself and said she was a former Charlton employee. When Jackie asked w
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
It's a new year, and we definitely started off with a bang! ...but more on that clue below...
First, we'd like to welcome our friends from our Indiegogo campaigns!
78 awesome people generously opened their wallets to help make this movie a reality, and boy oh boy do we really suck at keeping them in the loop on our progress!
So from now on, they'll be joining the fun in the monthly (mostly) Newsletter that's chock full of Charltony goodness! Sometimes we a
Just in time for a snow storm, our crew trudged forward on our quest to complete the shooting of the movie by hopping on a plane and heading to the hot and humid state of Florida. Keith, Jackie and Jude trekked down with a total of 17 pieces of luggage filled with gear, t-shirts, shorts and flip flops to shoot interviews with E-Man co-creator Nicola "Nick" Cuti and a formal full sit down interview with Tony Stark himself, Bob Layton. Our 14-hr shoot date on Tuesday, December
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
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
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