A panel of comic book experts will discuss comics, focusing specifically on Batman, before showing the cult classic 1993 movie Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, which is based on the animated television series.
The film's script was written by several Warner Bros. Animation / DC Comics writers who were also responsible for writing episodes of Batman: The Animated Series. The show featured numerous adaptations of various Batman comic stories from over the years, including several comics from during the years the show was produced (1992–1995). The dramatic writing and art style sets it apart from traditional comic book-based cartoons. The visual style of the series, dubbed "Dark Deco," features a "vintage" color scheme with film noir flourishes. The series was widely praised for its thematic complexity, dark tone, artistic quality, and faithfulness to its title character's crime-fighting origins. The show won four Emmy Awards, and its popularity endures among older audiences and comic book fans.
Bryan Young, editor-in-chief of Big Shiny Robot! (geek news and reviews blog), will moderate the panel discussion. The members of the panel are:
· David Landa, Dr. Volt's Comics
· Jeff Vice, Geek Show Podcast
· Bryan Young, City Weekly / Big Shiny Robot!
· Greg Gage, Black Cat Comics
Event sponsored by Big Shiny Robot!
Location: Main Library Auditorium
Contact Information: 801-524-8200