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Comic-Con Pitch 2005: 'Dark Art'

By Rob M. Worley     July 12, 2005

It's the week ofComic-ConInternational in San Diego continues and Comics2Film is here withanother tip for producers who will be heading down to the show lookingfor the next coolness.

Today Aaron Sowd paints agrim canvas for "Dark Art".

Q: Describe "Dark Art"in two sentences or less.

"Dark Art" explores the question "where do artists get their ideas from?" andtakes it one step futher by asking "and what if those ideas want something inreturn?" An ambitious young artist , Julia Rekman, receives a painting as agift, not knowing it's haunted by an evil spirit and is drawn into a horrificworld where flesh and blood are a canvas for murder.

Q: If you were to compare"Dark Art" to a movie or TV show what would it be?

"Dark Art" combines theglamour of the New York art scene with blood-drenched horror and an atmosphereof dread. You don't want to know what's around the corner, but you have tolook. Fans of horror classics like "The Ring", "The Exorcist" and "Angel Heart" should love it.

Q: Why do you think"Dark Art" would translate to film/TV/animation?

It was originally conceivedas a film and we've laid out the origins of the painting in "Komikwerks Vol.5: Thrills and Chills." That backstory brings us up to present day andintroduces our heroine, Julia Rekman. It also plays with a dangerous question:"if the success you always wanted got people killed, how long would it takeyou stop?"

Previous Pitches

Matt Haleyon 'G.I. Spy'
Otis Framptonon 'Oddly Normal'
David Hopkinson 'Karma Incorporated'
Ryan Codyon 'Hurricane Kids'
Steve Buccellatoon 'Weasel Guy'
Steven A. Roman on 'Lorelei'
Ben Raab on 'Living in Infamy'
Russ Kazmierczak, Jr. on 'Doug Deever: Dupmster Diver'
Aaron Sowd on 'Sally Samson: Super Sitter'
Aaron Sowd on 'Undercover Fish'
Dan Mishkin on 'Forest King'

Q: Why should movie folksseek you out at Comic-Con?

Because "Dark Art" willbe debuting in "Komikwerks Vol. 5: Thrills and Chills" which comes out the dayof the con! Our company, MasterMinds Unlimited has a proven track record ofgreat properties in development. After working in comics for years, we've justoptioned our first animated feature, MasterMinds, and we're looking to keepgrowing.

Q: How can folks find youat Comic-Con?

MasterMinds Unlimited will bein the small press area (#Q5) and signing at theKomikwerks booth (#5439 & 5440). Please feel free to check out our website or e-mail me at

Are you a comics creatorattending Comic-Con with a conceptHollywood types should check out? E-mail your responses to the questionsabove, along with your booth number, tonews@comics2film.comand we'll send them over.


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