Of Fanboys & Fidelity - Adapting Comics For Broad Audiences

A session at SXSW Interactive 2011

Sunday 13th March, 2011

3:30pm to 4:30pm (CST)

As the film industry digs deep into the world of comics and graphic novels for source material, how do writers, directors and producers assess the best way to get it to the screen to entice fanpeople and newbies alike? For some of the indie, more idiosyncratic books, how do you retain that uniqueness while broadening access to it? Director/writer/producer Robert Rodriguez (“Frank Miller’s Sin City”) and comics creator/writer Greg Rucka (“Whiteout”) will discuss the challenges and pleasures in going from panel to screen.

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Howard Gertler

making movies, daily. bio from Twitter

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Robert Rodriguez

Writer / Producer / Director / Composer bio from Twitter

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Greg Rucka

Writes comics, novels, and other words, author of Lady Sabre and the Pirates of the Ineffable Aether with @RickBurchett (www.ineffableaether.com) bio from Twitter

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6 attendees

  • Andrea Nordgren
  • Mr. Addenbrooke
  • Howard Gertler
  • Nida Zada
  • Robert Rodriguez
  • Greg Rucka

8 trackers

  • Ben Ward
  • David Mead
  • Nikki Jeske
  • Ella Worth
  • Jason Rutherford
  • Jason Lewis
  • Tara
  • Simon Willison

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Time 3:30pm4:30pm CST

Date Sun 13th March 2011


Room 18ABCD, Austin Convention Center

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