Saturday, June 25, 2011

Diagram for Delinquents Update #8: You've Been Seduced

I created another promo for Diagram for Delinquents. As I become inspired by things I encounter during the filmmaking process I will use those to create promos. I will post them here and see "what sticks" as they say. Here is the latest:

The crew has an exciting few days coming up on June 27 to the 29th. We will be travelling to interview Mr. Stephen O'Day. He runs the invaluable and fascinating site: seductionoftheinnocent.org. Stephen will be chatting with us about his work and his thoughts on Fredric Wertham and Seduction of the Innocent. What he has unearthed and created so far is an incredible and utterly necessary archive of one of the most important periods of comics history.

To grasp the full depth of what Stephen has done, you must visit seductionoftheinnocent.org.

It was a serendipitous run-in I had to meet Stephen as we were both doing research at the Library of Congress pouring through Wertham's Papers. We are excited to sit down with him and to see, in-person, the materials he has gathered.

Stephen has been in the trenches doing the arduous research in tracking down the comic books that Wertham quotes and uses illustrations from but did not cite. As you can guess, as a researcher, this is a highly problematic issue with the book.

Also, currently, Producer Mike Phillips is hard at working trying to capture important interview subjects for the film. We are hoping to sit down with David Hajdu, author of The Ten-Cent Plague as well as Jim Trombetta, author of The Horror! The Horror!: Comic Books the Government Didn't Want You to Read!

Hopefully, after Stephen's interview this week, the blog will start intermixing some footage with these picture updates.

Finally, an animation team is currently creating the first sample of the animated court scenes. I hope to share some of that with you soon!

More in a week!


  1. If you haven't yet, you may want to speak to Mark Evanier. He is a respected comic writer and historian.

  2. Skelly - Thank you for the suggestion. Indeed, I have already written Mr. Evanier and am awaiting his reply. I do hope he agrees to appear!