Meet the directors of the film "Mike Mignola: Drawing Monsters” at the Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival! This feature-length film tells the true story of how Mike Mignola came to create the world-renowned comic book universe of “Hellboy.” The film includes never-before-seen interviews conducted with the legendary creator at his studio, drawing demonstrations, behind-the-scenes footage from workshops and comic book conventions, plus interviews with some of the most influential people in entertainment.
Jim Demonakos is highly respected in the comics industry, and is the founder and showrunner of LightBox Expo, and, one of the keystone events of the pop culture calendar, Emerald City Comic Con. He has produced dozens of pop culture events worldwide, and his unique voice as a peer to comic book creators is an invaluable perspective to our films.
Kevin Konrad Hanna has directed a feature film "The Clockwork Girl", as well as the official after-show for SyFy Network's Krypton featuring top comic artists, directed dozens of documentary shorts for Disney, Universal and more.
Join us at Clark County Library on November 5 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. to watch the film in our main theater. Both Jim Demonakos and Kevin Konrad Hanna will be there to introduce the film and will be available for a Q&A session after. You can view the full schedule of events on our website.
Q&A With Jim Demonakos
What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Having all my basic needs met allowing myself to pursue creative endeavors for the fun of it.
What is your greatest fear?
That I am not good enough to those around me.
On what occasion do you lie?
As little as I can, but mostly to stop others from being hurt.
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
That I would love myself enough to not want to change anything about myself.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
I’d like to think it was to help change the landscape of comic book fandom in the Pacific Northwest.
What do you most dislike about yourself?
Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
I still use “like” too often.
What is your most treasured possession?
I don’t have one, I have many little ones that all remind me of things from the past.
What do you most value in your friends?
The quality you most admire in a person?
Someone who keeps their word.
What supernatural gift would you most like to possess?
Ant-Man’s power, the idea that you could expand anything in the world means you could make enough water for everyone on earth with just one bottle.
What is your favorite food?
What is your favorite color?
Who is your favorite fictional character?
The Thing (Ben Grimm of the Fantastic Four).
Who is your favorite person in history?
Who is your favorite artist?
I would have a hard time choosing just one!
Who is your favorite musician?
Also a hard one, let’s go with Dave Grohl.
Who are your favorite writers?
Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman.
Who are your heroes in real life?
DC or Marvel? Star Wars or Star Trek?
Marvel, Star Trek.
What is your present state of mind?
What is your motto?
Who Dares Wins.