I just did my final edits on this great documentary last night, "Creator Chronicles Legends-- Joe Sinnott," and it's off to be burned as we speak.
But frankly, Robin Dale, the director, did an amazing job, and I had very few suggestions for changes. It was truly a labor of love on Rob's part, as he looks at the life and career of not only one of the greatest inkers in comics, but an amazing artist as well!
I, myself, was blow away as the documentary outlines some of Joe's early work and sequentials from the 40's and 50's really before his Marvel days (although he worked at Timely with Stan Lee before then.) What beautiful artwork and storytelling! Joe was the master of facial expressions as well, in case you didn't know.
The doc is 3 hours long, and that's just the part on Joe's life and work. Honestly, as watching it, I was looking for segments to cut out to make it a bit tighter, as part of what an editor does, right? But I loved it all, so what the hay! Three hours it is. And for me it sped by.
Full of old pictures from Joe's life, and of other comic folks (including your's truly who was at his retirement party in 1992--Oh the hair! ), this is an amazing and consistently interesting, visual tribute.
In addition, you get 3 drawing segments on the DVD, with more commentary from Joe. One of a Thing sketch, one of a Spidey Sunday strip, and one of Joe inking a kirby sketch from the 1970's.
If you love comics, comic history, and Joe (who doesn't, since he's touted really as one of the nicest men to have ever worked in comics), this is a must have for you.
If you have any questions, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
In the meantime, here is the link for ordering, as well as a little more on this little labor of love.
AND, while you are there, take a look at the other DVD's Rob and I have produced, including ones on Michael Golden, Joe Jusko, Bill Sienkiewicz, George Perez and Matt Wagner.
Eva Ink Publishing
with Amdale Media
For "Creator Chronicles"
The term “legend” gets thrown around a lot in comics, but few truly personify it better than Joe Sinnott. Widely considered to be the best inker to have ever graced the comic medium, Joe is also a fine artist in his own right, having done a wide variety of art from comics, to illustration, newspaper strips, advertising, and realistic caricatures and biographies.
In this very special DVD, we talk to Joe and many of his colleagues and peers in the comics industry for this first Creator Chonicles Pioneers series documentary.
Included on this DVD is the documentary A Guy Named Joe, which showcases the life and career of Joe Sinnott. This 3 hour documentary covers all aspects of Joe's career and features an all-star cast of many of his peers and fellow artists including:
Bob Almond, Jim Amash, Terry Austin, Sal Buscema, Ron Frenz, Mike Grell, Joe Jusko, Elizabeth Amber Love, Andy Mangels, Jerry Ordway, George Pérez, John Romita, Sr., Jim Salicrup, Alex Saviuk, Richard A. Scott, Jim Starlin, Herb Trimpe, Bob Wiacek, and Stan Lee, with a special appearance by Jim Steranko!
As an added bonus to this DVD, Joe does 3 full art tutorial pieces. The first is a great pencil sketch of the Thing, the second is inking a Spider-Man sunday strip, and the third is simply amazing: Joe Sinnott inks a Jack Kirby original full-figure sketch from 1976!
Video: NTSC progressive, Widescreen 1.85 aspect ratio; enhanced for widescreen TV's
Region: No region coding, will work worldwide
For Ordering information go to: http://www.amdalemedia.com/sinnottdvd.shtml