The Folks Behind the Funnies documentary provides viewers with a unique opportunity to meet the creative geniuses behind some of America’s most treasured comic strips. Throughout the film, you find that – as director Sari Armington puts it – “the artists and writers behind our daily Funnies are as inspiring and familiar as the characters they create.”
The documentary features exclusive interviews with 21 famed cartoonists, including GoComics’ very own Scott Adams (Dilbert), Darby Conley (Get Fuzzy), Cathy Guisewite (Cathy), Lynn Johnston (For Better or for Worse), Mell Lazarus (Momma), Steve McGarry (Badlands), Stephan Pastis (Pearls Before Swine), and Rick Stromoski (Soup to Nutz) – as well as several who aren’t on GoComics, like Bil Keane (The Family Circus), Jerry Scott (Baby Blues, Zits) and Hilary Price (Rhymes with Orange).
After four years of careful research and development, The Folks Behind the Funnies is, as Armington describes, “A polished documentary that reflects the stature of the cartoonists and their work.” Of course, making a film as special as this doesn’t come cheap.
In the last week of its Kickstarter fundraiser, The Folks Behind the Funnies has raised 80 percent of its goal, but still needs $3,000 in the next eight days, which is why we’re asking for your help, comic fans! Visit the film’s website to learn more and choose from a variety of donation options!