The Image Revolution

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Twenty years ago, seven superstar artists left Marvel Comics to create their own company, Image Comics, a company that continues to influence mainstream comics and pop culture to this day. Image began as more than just a publisher – it was a response to years of creator mistreatment, and it changed comics forever. The Image Revolution tells the story of Image Comics, from its founders’ work at Marvel, through Image’s early success, company difficulties during the comics market implosion, and ultimately the publisher’s new generation of properties like The Walking Dead. Filled with colorful characters, the film includes interviews with Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman, Spawn creator Todd McFarlane, as well as Walking Dead cast members Andrew Lincoln and Norman Reedus. The Image Revolution is a documentary about the American ideal of entrepreneurship and personal freedom, and the challenge of maintaining integrity in the face of success. It is also a clarion call to all artists to take control of their own destiny. Directed by Patrick Meaney (Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts). (Dir. by Patrick Meaney, 2013, USA, 81 mins.,Not Rated, Respect Films) Digital