Comic Book Confidential is a feature-length documentary that profiles twenty-two of the most significant artists and writers working in comic books, graphic novels and strip-art in North America today. In an entertaining and informative combination of interviews, historical footage and state-of-the-art animation techniques, Comic Book Confidential provides a positive answer to that burning existential question of the late twentieth century first posed by Zippy the Pinhead: “Are we having fun yet?” —Syndicado
I'd rather listen to that dude from EC comics any day if it meant never having to listen to the burned out idiots from the 60s again. "Hey, man, we parodied Mickey Mouse" yeah, good for you, fuck off.
Starts off a bit perfunctory with its coverage of the Golden Age of comics and the Wertham scandal, but hits its stride when it turns its attention to the underground comics scene of the 60s. At its strongest when it allows the comic artists themselves to tell their own stories and explain their individual unique styles.
I like this one because it is really complete, as they give voice to the mainstream as well to the underground comics. but maybe due to time restrictions, some parts seem to be quite superficial. some of the artists deserve a whole doc just for themselves.