Tell The Damn Story-Unplugged #71: IS IT TIME TO MARVEL AT AWARDS SHOWS? Or, Can Hollywood Give A Little Black Panther Love?

Alex Simmons andChris Ryan talk about finding your Twitter Tribe, upcoming DC projects, and whether Hollywood is really ready to honor Marvel’s Black Panther.

Special episode question to the public: What comics book or graphic novel characters would you like to see in movies, or a TV series? And what do you think of what’s been done so far?

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Alex Simmons, Alex Simmons, writer/speaker, consultant with his InkPot Award.
Chris Ryan,
Author of mysteries, children’s books, screenplays and novels

About SimmonsHereAndNow

Alex Simmons is an award-winning freelance writer, comic book creator, playwright, teaching artist, and educational consultant. He’s written for Disney Books, Penguin Press, Simon and Schuster, DC Comics, and Archie Comics. Simmons is the creator of the acclaimed adventure comic book series, Blackjack. As a teaching artist Simmons has created and taught creative arts workshops for students and educators in the US, Europe, West Indies, and Africa. Simmons has served on panels, and delivered lectures on children’s entertainment mediums, as well as empowering young people through the arts. Simmons founded the annual family event, Kids Comic Con, as well as three comic arts exhibits, which have traveled abroad. He is currently developing a comics and creative arts program for children all over the world. For over 30 years, Simmons has been a member of arts and education boards for the New York State Alliance for Arts Education, the Department for Cultural Affairs, and is on the State Department Speakers Program. As a teaching artist Simmons has been paid to have fun working with youth through the Apollo Theater In-School Arts Program, Henkel McCoy, Upward Bound, New York Council on the Arts, Children’s Art Carnival, Wings Academy, and NYU Creative Arts Team, to name a few. He has been a panelist at many literacy and arts events, and he has been a guest speaker at numerous colleges and educational institutions here and abroad.
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2 Responses to Tell The Damn Story-Unplugged #71: IS IT TIME TO MARVEL AT AWARDS SHOWS? Or, Can Hollywood Give A Little Black Panther Love?

  1. ladipaolo says:

    Gentlemen, this (strangely un-numbered episode 70) was a very engaging chat, though initially concerning when Chris spoke of his doubts. But it was good to see him keep going. I look up to you, Chris, even if you wonder why. And I found the (in)tense discussion about Black Panther humbly done, but honest, and it is important to hear those we listen to speak that way, despite the more negative sentiments it might stir in some people. As for myself, my kids and my friends, we loved Black Panther, though I was disappointed by the ending. But we loved it for the story, the imagery, and the thrill, and the fantastic acting. I loved it, as an adult, as it allowed me to see fear and courage through someone else’s eyes, and it a great experience. The fact that the cast was mostly black only made it more beguiling and mesmerizing and my kids, though white, wished they could be Black Panther.

    L.A. Di Paolo.

  2. Denny Daniel says:

    Alex and writers/artists like him do so much brilliant work that needs to be recognized! And let’s not forget his work with kids at kids Comiccon too!

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