In this 3 minute short, a grassroots documentary series (Healthy Artists!) unites a community for health care equality. If the message resonates with you, please take a moment to VOTE for the video and share it with your friends too.
This is a submission to the Looking@Democracy competition, a project by the Illinois Humanities Council and MacArthur Foundation. Video by Healthy Artists and Studio Corrida.
The Memory Anthology is now available in print. Here are 2/10 pages from my illustrated story “Silent Song” (parental advisory). The anthology features art and comics prompted by the concept “memory” by over 40 artists from 8 countries. It’s also got a sharp cover by Jim Rugg. Get a copy at Copacetic Comics or directly from the tireless creator of the anthology, Jeremy Baum, for whom this was a labor of love.
This is my friend David, the writer. He has Asperger’s syndrome and is looking for love. I’ve been filming a feature documentary about him for the past two years. Today our teaser was on Boing Boing and it was very encouraging.
Just made this short documentary with Boing Boing podcast producers/comic book artists – Ed Piskor, Jasen Lex, and Jim Rugg. In the video, we visit a singular archive containing the world’s largest collection of cartoon and comic book art: The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum in Columbus, OH. Curator Caitlin McGurk was nice enough to give us the deluxe white-gloved tour. Here’s the post on Boing Boing and if you haven’t seen our previous video “Fear, Loathing, and Comics, at the Basement Sale” check it out too!
Photographer Ohad Cadji asked me to go about my day under the subtle scrutiny of his lens. I made sure to stay productive, but also, take a break and visit my favorite family-owned neighborhood grocery store, Donatelli’s. It’s been in the Bloomfield “Little Italy” neighborhood of Pittsburgh since 1932 and maybe it’s the artichoke and spinach hummus they carry, but I like that place’s energy. Check out Ohad’s complete series.
“Everything Will Probably Be Fine” is a documentary short I directed about my friend, Jenn Gooch. She’s an NPR and USA Today-recognized musician and conceptual artist, who recently struggled with medical bankruptcy. In the video, she points out how single-payer would particularly help artists and creative entrepreneurs, especially ones who want to start their own businesses. Also, check out “A Silent Spring Moment for Health Care“, a brief article on Michael Moore’s site relating Jenn’s story to the big picture of American health care.
There’s a neat little film event in Pittsburgh, PA called the Progressive Visions Short Video Contest. It focuses mostly on films with a political/social message, but will include films that interpret progressive rather broadly. It’s free and easy to enter, there are two $300 cash prizes, and a screening/awards show. Did I mention, I’m on the judges panel? Here are the guidelines.