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August 2010 | Vol. IX - No. 8
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Experience Comic-Con 2010 — on Video!

Take a Video Tour, Meet "Twilight" Screenwriter and Feel Like You Were There

Comic-Con 2010 was filled with fun characters, new exhibitors and Hollywood celebs — "Twlight" screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg and indy animator Bill Plympton — sharing their plans with attendees. TDmonthly Magazine's video crew was there, too, to bring you back a taste of the show.

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Comic Con says "Hi!"

Melissa Rosenberg — best known for penning the screenplays for all of the "Twilight" movies ( "New Moon," "Eclipse" and the upcoming "Breaking Dawn, Parts I and II") and exec producing TV's "Dexter" — announces her next venture: a new film production company called Tall Girls Productions. Its mission will be to produce feature films with complex female leads — including villains! A new generation of girls — short, tall and otherwise — will have something to look forward to.

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Twilight's Melissa Rosenberg

Documentarian Alexa Anastasio, editor of Vampira: The Movie has turned the camera on Oscar-nominated indie cartoonist/filmmaker Bill Plympton. Bill sketches a caricature of an attendee, draws a dog for TDmonthly and explains why Comic-Con is the place to be for independent artists. Kevin Sean Michaels, former art director at Troma Films, spills the beans about a new short he's making with Plympton, too.

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Documentary on Bill Plympton

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Oscar-winning Cartoonist Bill Plympton

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Kevin Michaels on working with Bill Plympton

Finally, Jay Kamhi of Kamhi World enlists odd characters to help feed his bloodthirsty baby Vamplets and Comic-Con attendees ham it up for the camera.

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Vamplets Suck Blood

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Alison MarekWriter's Bio: ALISON MAREK is an award-winning writer, director and cartoonist whose work has been published by Fairchild Publications and DC Comics (Piranha Press), broadcast on Showtime and other cable networks, and viewed worldwide in film festivals. See her short films and print work on Watch her nefarious villains in the web series Get inspired by her cartoons "Daily ARFFirmations to Unleash Your Inner Fido" at Phew! And then ...  Read more articles by this author

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