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 indie comics creator anddocumentarian Rich Henn introduces you to "Zoomies".
Q: Describe "Zoomies"in two sentences or less.
It's the "Wonder Years" meets "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest."The all too true tales about my childhood, growing up on a farm in the middle ofnowhere with (literally) a house full of mental patients from the local psychiatric hospital.From the late 1970s to mid 1980s, my parents took outpatients (Zoomies) into their homeas a means to supplement their income.
Q: If you were to compare"Zoomies" to a movie or TV show what would it be?
It's so unique unto itselfthat I don't believe anything like it has ever been done.It's got the heart of shows like "Wonder Years" and "Freaks & Geeks," but it'salso got this wry twist ofhumor to it that is so dead on, it's hard to pigeon hole it with aspecific genre or program.
Q: Why do you think"Zoomies" would translate to film/TV/animation?
It's unique, it's retro,it's based on actual events and it's timeless. The characters are allunbelievably real, honest and funny. While it's target audience is mostlymid-20s to late 30-year olds (the people who grew up in that era), it's atimeless tale that people of all ages will be able to relate to.
Q: How can folks find youat Comic-Con?
Simple! I'm at booth #2006,located in the indy publisher pavilion. Look for the booth with the bannerstands that have the "Zoomies" and "Timespell" logos on them!
For more information, visit theZoomies website or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don't forget the nifty flashtrailer that can be viewed online
Q: Why should movie folksseek you out at Comic-Con?
Because I'm holding the key totheir next Emmy or Academy nomination.
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, email@example.com we'll send them over.