One of the most fascinating, enthralling, and altogether inspiring movies that I saw at this year's Popcorn Frights Film Festival was Mike Mignola: Drawing Monsters, so I'm especially thrilled that the documentary will be featured at multiple events this fall, with Los Angeles’ Secret Movie Club hosting the first public screening at LA's Million Dollar Theater on Saturday, October 15th!
In addition to seeing Mike Mignola: Drawing Monsters, attendees will have a chance to watch a 35mm screening of James Whale's Frankenstein, and the double feature will be followed by a live Q&A with the legendary Mignola himself, as well as Secret Movie Club founder Craig Hammill and documentary filmmakers Jim Demonakos and Kevin Konrad Hanna! A limited edition poster created by Mike Mignola and Dave Stewart (see below) will be available to purchase at the event.
If you can't make it to the double feature, Mike Mignola: Drawing Monsters will also be celebrated with a panel featuring Jim Demonakos and Kevin Konrad Hanna at LightBox Expo on October 16th, as well as a screening at the Portland Film Festival on October 22nd.
Below, we have the press release with more information on all of these events, and be sure to visit the official website for Mike Mignola: Drawing Monsters!
Press Release: (September 26, 2022) The highly anticipated documentary Mike Mignola: Drawing Monsters from filmmakers Kevin Konrad Hanna and Jim Demonakos will be spotlighted in a series of high profile events this October. The film, which raised more than half a million dollars on Kickstarter, features in-depth interviews with legendary Hellboy creator Mike Mignola, alongside interviews with visionary Hellboy director Guillermo del Toro, bestselling writer Neil Gaiman (The Sandman), The Book of Life director Jorge Guiterrez, acclaimed novelist Victor LaValle (The Changeling), comedian Patton Oswalt, actor Ron Perlman (Hellboy), Steven Universe creator Rebecca Sugar, and many more.
The film will be celebrated at three events in October:
Los Angeles’ Secret Movie Club will present the first ever public screening of the highly anticipated Mike Mignola: Drawing Monsters documentary at Los Angeles’ iconic Million Dollar Theater on Saturday, October 15, 2022. The screening will include a live onstage interview with Mike Mignola, the legendary creator of Hellboy, alongside documentary filmmakers Jim Demonakos and Kevin Konrad Hanna, and Secret Movie Club founder Craig Hammill. The evening will begin with a special 35mm archive print screening of Universal Studios’ iconic Frankenstein, the James Whale-directed film. Attendees will be able to purchase a limited-edition 18” x 24” poster by Mignola and award-winning colorist Dave Stewart on-site. The Mike Mignola: Drawing Monsters event will begin at 6:00 PM. Advance ticket sales are available now.
LightBox Expo, Pasadena’s multi-faceted experience for everyone from aspiring artists and students, to professionals and fans, with a focus on animation, illustration and concept art, will host a panel with the filmmakers on Sunday, October 16th at Noon PT. For more information about LightBox Expo, please visit www.lightboxexpo.com and follow them on Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Discord.
The Portland Film Festival will present a screening of the film on Saturday, October 22nd, at 5 PM. Tickets are on sale now.
“I am thrilled that Mike Mignola: Drawing Monsters will be playing to the public in both Los Angeles and Portland,” said Kevin Konrad Hanna, one of the film’s two directors. “It will be a fun opportunity to see the film on the big screen, but even more so, to see it and experience it with a crowd, that’s an experience I very much look forward to.”
“We filmed all over the world, but it’s no exaggeration to say that a majority of our film was shot between Portland and Los Angeles,” said Jim Demonakos, the other half of the filmmaking team, “To be able to come to these two cities for our some of our first major public screenings is really exciting, we can’t wait to see the audience’s reaction!”
When Mike Mignola created Hellboy, he unleashed a visionary comic book character and launched an entire universe populated by unique heroes and creatures, misfits and monsters. The Mike Mignola: Drawing Monsters documentary has been appearing at film festivals and has received multiple awards on the festival circuit. For more information about the film, follow the documentary’s Twitter account. For more information on Secret Movie Club, follow them on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. For more information about LightBox Expo, please visit www.lightboxexpo.com and follow them on Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Discord. For more information about the Portland Film Festival, follow them on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.