"...This is a documentary ahead of its time...CARTOON COLLEGE is poised to make a big difference in the way that comics creating, and even pursuing an education in comics, is perceived. It gives all due stature to comic art as a craft, as a passion, and as a struggle, but also highlights the turning tide right now as indie comics are increasingly in the public gaze and suggests that this is a crucial, frenetic time for the future of comic art."
Other recent reviews and mentions at:
- Moviebox.net: "...Time to break out the blue pencils and gum erasers, folks!"
- App Store Arcade: "Our overall verdict: Great"
- The Comic Pusher: "...For any audience it's especially exciting to see in-the-flesh interviews with the likes of Ware, Mouly, Feiffer, Sikoryak, Spiegelman, and many more..."
A selection of articles from last week's VOD release of Cartoon College.
-Whitney Matheson's picks of the week at USA Today's "Pop Candy"
-Basil Tsiokos's review at What (Not) To Doc
-A write up by Matt Wilson at Comics Alliance
-Jonathan Baylis reviews the movie at On Demand Weekly
"...I still don’t feel comfortable, the way I’m drawing, I never have—at a certain point you just become less self-conscious of it..." READ THE INTERVIEW AT THOUGHT CATALOGUE.
"Josh Melrod and Tara Wray's insinuating docu will delight fans of the form, while inspiring the unconverted to visit their local zine and comix store." Read Dennis Harvey's entire review.
"Initially, Josh Melrod and Tara Wray thought their documentary film about the Center for Cartoon Studies would be a short, simple affair..." Read Alex Hanson's entire article.
"...Reminds you of the vitality of young imagination." Read David Bordwell's entire write-up here.
Read all about it! From Canada's music authority: "Jason Zumpano-scored Documentary CARTOON COLLEGE To Make Canadian Premiere at Vancouver International Film Festival..."
Listen to CiTR "Arts Report" interview with CARTOON COLLEGE composer Jason Zumpano, who discusses scoring the movie and how comics inspire his song titles. Plus news about the upcoming screening at the Vancouver International Film Festival!