Cartoon documentary: Born Dead, Still Weird

A new documentary entitled Gahan Wilson: Born Dead, Still Weird, has to be high on the list of must-see films for anyone interested in cartoons.

Steven-Charles Jaffe’s portrait of the famed New Yorker and Playboy cartoonist is currently on the festival circuit in the US. It features interviews with fans including Neil Gaiman, Stan Lee, Randy Newman, Guillermo del Toro and Hugh Hefner and includes an exclusive behind the scenes look at how cartoons for The New Yorker are pitched, bought, or rejected.

There’s no word yet on whether the film is coming to the UK, and there doesn’t even seem to be a trailer online. There is, however, a clip of Wilson designing a “dark and twisted” image used to decorate a skateboard …

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