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Comic-Con Pitch 2005: 'Doug Deever, Dumpster Diver'

By Rob M. Worley     July 08, 2005

It's less than a week untilComic-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 Russ Kazmierczak letsyou rummage through "Doug Deever, Dumpster Diver".

Q: Describe "Doug Deever,Dumpster Diver" in two sentences or less.

Discarded by his mother likeso much garbage, white trash pre-teen DougDeever relates to and confides in trash. When Doug grows up, his passionfor waste becomes both sympathetic and contagious, and he recruits a rag-tagarmy of hobo heroes to spread his message: "One man's trash IS another man'streasure!"

Q: If you were to compare"Doug Deever, Dumpster Diver" to a movie or TV show what would it be?

Co-creators Russ Kazmierczak, Jr. and Brent Otey created Doug's worldthrough a digital art/photography montage, so visually the book looks like aproject worthy of Cartoon Network's Adult Swim, like "Tom Goes to theMayor," and Doug's black comedy and satirical themes would generate the sameguilty reluctant chuckles as "The Oblongs" or "Home Movies."

Q: Why do you think"Doug Deever, Dumpster Diver" would translate to film/TV/animation?

Everyone can relate to the human feeling of abandonment and isolation, buton a more basic level, everyone generates trash every day, and Doug managesto find the parallels between these two simple commonalities. Doug isobsessed with the moment when a cardboard cup full of coffee transforms frommorning necessity to useless garbage, and this passion makes for many funnyand thought-provoking moments. Hippies would love this book.

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'

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

"Doug Deever" does not looklike any other comic book on the market today,and it's graphic style would easily translate to the screen. It's storyincorporates important social topics like waste disposal, recycling, andhomelessness in a way that is important without being preachy or political.These aspects are just a part of life, and that's how Doug treats them.And, hey, too many characters in film nowadays are either too pretty or toorich to relate to -- Doug is the common man! He sees a lamp in a dumpster,he'll take it back to his place to see if it stil works!

Q: How can folks find youat Comic-Con?

K.O. Comix, theself-publishing company behind "Doug Deever," will be in theSmall Press section, at table Q-1. Come check out our variety of comics andzines!

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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