6 December 2016 | MartinHafer
Of interest even if you aren't a comic book fanatic...
I saw this short film at the Tampa Bay Underground Film Festival and I was extremely impressed. After all, according to IMDb, the project only cost about $1000 to make and despite the relative inexperience of those involved in making it, the final results are enjoyable and well worth seeing.
Austin Janowsky plays 'AJ'--a comic book collector and artist who loves illustrating his comics but absolutely hates dealing with fans. Again and again he's refused to go to book signings and his publisher keeps nagging him to go! Eventually, AJ agrees...but only to do one and no more! What follows is a cute look at some of the strange and sometimes annoying characters that frequent comic book signings as well as AJ realizing that perhaps it's not quite as bad as he'd expected.
This clever short is one that comic book fans and those who couldn't care less about comics could enjoy equally. In fact, I would think that sort of thing could be expanded into feature-length and I was very impressed at the quality considering the minuscule cost to make the short.