Comic-Con starts in one week! Here's the latest installment of COMIC-CON PITCH 2006, in which Comics2Film endeavors to connect indie comics creators with Hollywood producers.
Today we talking to Aaron Sowd practices the ninja art of poop-flinging with 'Ninja Monkey'!
Q: Describe NINJA MONKEY in two sentences or less.
Aaron Sowd (AS): Like most 12 year old boys, Ken Murakami would like nothing better than to spank his monkey, but his monkey spanks back! He's a NINJA MONKEY, a deadly assassin trained in the martial arts and together, they must save the world!
Q: If you were to compare NINJA MONKEY to a movie or TV show what would it be?
AS: If I were to compare NINJA MONKEY to another movie or show, I'd say it's KUNG FU meets JUNGLE BOOK!
Q: Why do you think NINJA MONKEY would translate to film/TV/animation?
AS: I think NINJA MONKEY would translate well to TV or film because it's fun, intelligent, action-packed and chock full of pop culture references...like FAMILY GUY.
Q: Why should movie folks seek you out at Comic-Con?
AS: To learn intersting things about Ninja Monkeys. For example: A Monkey Show (Saru-mawashi ) is a traditional Japanese performance: a showman commands a monkey that performs tricks. In Japan, monkeys were once considered a lucky symbol, so monkey showmen were invited to festivals and samurai's residences, traveling far and wide. Many monkey showmen used their profession to cunningly mask their true craft: martial artsthey were secretly ninja! As monkey showmen, they were able to travel incognito, covertly gathering information and attacking the enemy. Monkey shows and ninja were historically tied together. But following the industrial revolution and the advent of modern warfare, ninja became obsolete.
Q: How can folks find you at Comic-Con (please provide booth number and additonal contact info)?
AS: I'll be at the Masterminds Unlimited table in the small press area of Comic Con. Table Q5. Hope to see you there!
For more information on NINJA MONKEY visit Aaron's blog and look for the crew on the floor of Comic-Con International!
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