New Pledge Rewards Added in Final Days of Chris Claremont’s X-men DocumentaryA comics news article
With five days to go as of this post, the Kickstarter campaign to fund the Claremont X-men documentary has added additional incentives to charitable comic fans with deep pockets. With 8 different levels of donation rewards, the creative team that brought you Grant Morrison: Talking with Gods and Warren Ellis: Captures Ghosts have added two extra levels of rewards: A question to Chris Claremont that might end up in the movie and a free lunch with the filmmakers at the home of the X-men, Westchester County, NY.
During his 17 years writing X-Men / Uncanny X-Men, from 1974 to 1991, Chris Claremont took the title from the brink of cancellation to being the best-selling comic of all time, co-creating more iconic characters than any comic book writer since Stan Lee. Over the course of his run,Claremont remained remarkably fluid, changing with the times as writers like Alan Moore and Frank Miller reshaped comics.
While stories like “The Dark Phoenix Saga” remain popular to this day, the impact and legacy of Claremont’s run remains widely unexplored. Today, the “X-books” remain a massive franchise that spans comics, movies, and TV, but for most of the ‘70s and ‘80s, they were one man’s vision.
The film, produced in a partnership between Sequart Research and Literacy Organization and Respect Films, will dive into Claremont’s monumental run on X-men. Focusing on behind-the-scenes origins of X-men characters and story arcs, the film hopes to bring to light the process and limitations of creating art in a corporate environment.
Featuring interviews with Chris Claremont, Louise Simonson, Ann Nocenti, Art Adams, and Jim Shooter as well as contemporary artists Matt Fraction, Jason Aaron, and Chris Bachalo.
If you would like to support this project, head on over to http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sequart/comics-in-focus-chris-claremonts-x-men