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On the other side are the comic book artists and writers creating the next big thing.
In between is...The Comics2Film Elevator.
Five simple questions. Five quick answers. Just enough to start the ball rolling as you ride from ground to roof.
The Elevator doors open on something completely different. Gerry Alanguilan presents the farm animal point of view in his comic book 'Elmer...
ELEVATOR (E): Describe ‘Elmer’ in two sentences or less.
Gerry Alanguilan (GA): Elmer is a comic book that speculates what it would be like if chickens had suddenly gained the intelligence and consciousness of humans and are now demanding rights due to them as the newest members of the human race. It is the story of a family of chickens who struggle to survive in a suddenly complicated, dangerous and yet beautiful world.
E: If you were to compare 'Elmer' to a movie or TV show what would it be?
GA: It's like 'Schindler's List' meets 'Babe'.
E : Why do you think 'Elmer' would translate to film/TV/animation?
GA: It would work best as live action (with CGI for the chickens) because it does treat the subject very seriously rather than humorously. It's something new and different and nothing like anyone's seen before. And yet it gives some deep yet familiar insight towards how people treat each other in this world.
E: How can folks find your comic?
GA: The first issue can be downloaded for free at http://alanguilan.com/sanpablo/elmer/elmer01.cbr
It's self published by me and it's never been in Diamond. But it was and will be available at branches and online at Forbidden Planet, or through me.
E: How can folks learn more about you and your work?
GA: An interview at The Comics Reporter specifically about ELMER:
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