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Monthly Archives: June 2010

BrokenFrontier.com interviews Greg Pak about comics and mythology

Tony Josepf of BrokenFrontier.com has interviewed Greg Pak about comics and mythology (and Hercules and the Amadeus Cho). Here’s an excerpt:

BROKEN FRONTIER: A lot of your comics have a mythological angle, like Incredible Hercules and Planet Hulk. Do you think comic books function as a kind of modern mythology?
GREG PAK: I think that there are some very interesting parallels between these ancient myths and comics. One of the biggest things is that they’re both concerned with the education and development of heroes, and with individuals coming to terms with tremendous power. You know, what are the responsibilities of those who have tremendous power? There are lots of stuff in myths that are really applicable to writing comics. Also, if you look at the Greek tragedies for example, a huge part of that is that the gods do what the gods do and humans suffer. There’s an interesting parallel with the whole notion in comics of super-powered people, people who have powers that rival those of the gods from ancient times. That creates opportunities for stories that deal with those kind of themes, like: what are the limits of powers that an individual person should have? How much power is too much? And what are the consequences of claiming and wielding this kind of tremendous power?

Click here to read the whole thing.

2010.07.16 – “Mister Green” at the Asian American Int’l Film Festival, NYC

Greg Pak’s short film “Mister Green” will screen at the Asian American International Film Festival in New York City on Friday, July 16, at 7:30 pm. For the full scoop and to buy tickets, visit the official festival website.

“Chaos War” from Pak, Van Lente and Pham announced on “Attack of the Show”

On last night’s “Attack of the Show,” Marvel announced “Chaos War,” a miniseries written by Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente with pencils by Khoi Pham that features the return of Hercules to the Marvel Universe. Check out the video below for more.

San Diego Film Festival Reel in the Vote campaign

From my pals at the San Diego Film Festival:

Our friends at the San Diego Asian Film Foundation want YOU to join their REEL IN THE VOTE campaign, to increase voting among Asian Pacific Islanders (APIs). All you have to do is come up with a creative, 30-second video that helps encourage APIs to go to the polls in November. This contest is NON-PARTISAN and offers $2,000+ in prizes for the top three entries, plus Travel and Lodging expenses to 11th San Diego Asian Film Festival in October.
For more info on Reel in the Vote at www.sdaff.org or feel free to contact us at 858.565.1264 | Info@sdaff.org

2010.06.09 – “Heroic Age: Prince of Power” #2

2010.06.16 – “Incredible Hulk” #610

2010.06.30 – “Mister Green” in NYC – Woodstock in the City

From the Woodstock Film Festival newsletter:

June 30 – WFF’s WOODSTOCK IN THE CITY SERIES, presents
FUTURESTATES – a compilation of shorts
How will Americans live in the 21st century? Which political and social issues will have dire consequences in 10 or 20 years? On Wednesday, June 30th, at 7:30PM at 92Y Tribeca, the Woodstock Film Festival and 92Y Tribeca are proud to present five inspired short films, created by visionary independent filmmakers (including WFF alum Tze Chun), that comment on our contemporary world by depicting a series of dystopian never-never lands of the near future.
Films will include:
Mister Green by Greg Pak won the Best Short Film Award at the Sci Fi London Film Festival.
The Rise by Garret Williams features an older couple that must forego their dreams of retirement.
Silver Sling by WFF Alum, Tze Chun has corporations offering to pay for chemically accelerated surrogate births.
Tent City by Aldo Velasco takes place in a world where housing is granted only to the powerful.
Tia And Marco by Annie J. Howell shows us a world in which all American citizens in good health are required to serve one year in a government job.
A Q&A with participating filmmakers will follow the screening.
FUTURESTATES is a co-production of the Independent Television Service (ITVS)

“Ask the Leader” now open for questions

Want to ask the villainous Leader questions about the “World War Hulks” summer event? The floor is open at Newsarama. Post your questions and the Leader himself may deign to answer!

2010.06.04 – 06.14 – “Mister Green” at the Ohio Independent Film Festival

Greg Pak’s short film “Mister Green” will screen at the Ohio Independent Film Festival as part of a special program that will be shown at Blue Arrow Records, The Cafe at Arts Collinwood, and the Market Avenue Wine Bar before the festival (June 4 to 11) and in the lobby of the Beachland Ballroom during the festival (June 12-14).
Click here for the full festival schedule.

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