Before we head into the weekend, here’s a Kickstarter which is on the very verge of being funded – a documentary about comics called ‘Comics Undressed’.
Directed by Fran Syass in collaboration with Ladydrawers, the documentary looks like an exploration into the much-discussed worry that the comics industry is still struggling to really represent women, LGBT readers, and people of colour. Looking into both the people making comics and the actual content present in (presumably mainstream) comics, the documentary will seek to illuminate and offer a little perspective on the situation.
Currently in production but looking for funding to help complete the project, this is an interesting one. Any discussion of representation in the comics industry is a worthy discussion to have, although I would make clear that there’s no indication who this’ll be talking to, or what level of access the documentary makers have. This could address everything from creator-owned small press through to big two work-for-hire – it may not address either.