AS Bonus: Live Event with Springer Berman, Pulcini, Friedlander, and Leib

A special live event held at New York City’s famed Society of Illustrators. After a screening of the film, Josh & Dean sat down with American Splendor writer/directors Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini (via Skype), actor Judah Friedlander, and animator Gary Leib. Behind-the-scenes stories of the making of the film, the animation, influences from the comics, and much more, including questions from the audience.

Shout-outs to producer Ted Hope, Society of Illustrators director Anelle Miller, Fairway supermarkets, Art Spiegelman, R. Crumb, the 1970s film Don’t Look Now, Elizabeth Brundage’s All Things Cease to Appear, “Ain’t That Peculiar,” Chocolate Genius (Mark Anthony Thompson; Tessa Thompson’s dad), John Kuramoto, Curt Swan, Hergé, Eli Ganias, and Eytan Mirsky.

Episode Notes

A slideshow of most (if not all) of the sources from Harvey Pekar’s comics which inspired and influenced scenes in the film.

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