Fast forward to February and I receive an email from Uncle Staple of the STAPLE! Independent Media Expo and as luck would have it he informed me that as part of the programming this year the Comic Book Literacy documentary will be screening! The film will be shown at 4:00pm Saturday March 5th, after which there will be a Q&A panel with the film's director Todd Kent & James O'Barr, the creator of The Crow, who appears in the film as one of the interviewees.
Comic books and literacy are two subjects Uncle Staple feels strongly about, and the more I read the more I have to agree with him. I believe that this film has an important message that needs to be shared with those in the educational and literacy communities who may not see the connection between literacy and comics. I would encourage all of our providers to check out this film!