With Marjane Satrapi, director of The Voices …
Following on from my last film-based podcast with Ira Sachs discussing his wonderful new film Love Is Strange (which you can still listen to here), this time I’m back with Marjane Satrapi, director of the quirky new comedy The Voices – starring Ryan Reynolds, Gemma Arterton & Anna Kendrick.
Written by Michael R. Perry, The Voices tells the story of Jerry, a likeable guy pursuing his office crush with the help of his evil talking pets. Unfortunately things take a sinister turn when she stands him up for a date, and poor Jerry’s world will never be the same again.
Marjane & I discuss her early days making comics, how her film-making career has taken off in the time since, the responsibilities involved in making a film about mental illness, and what she’s got coming up next.
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The Voices is out nationwide from March 20, 2015.
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Here’s a brief photo parade from Day 2 of the Malta Comic Con – November 27, 2011. I met so many wonderful and talented people over the course of the weekend that this can only represent a small sampling of them. Further information is available by clicking on the links below each picture.
The girls from PILOT
PILOT Anthology: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pilot-Comic-Anthology/126138640812046
Bernard Micallef & Jeanelle Zammit
Bernard Micallef: http://arcanacrusade.weebly.com/
Jeanelle Zammit: http://natsume1990.weebly.com/
Gary Erskine & his wife Mhairi
Gary Erskine: http://garyerskine.blogspot.com/
Emma Vieceli: http://www.emmavieceli.com/
Fabio Giangolini: https://www.facebook.com/pages/For-Gallantry-comic-book/160956277269620
Kate Brown: http://danse-macabre.nu/
Lucio Parrillo: http://www.lucioparrillo.com/
Marco Santucci: http://www.marcosantucciart.com/
Steve Tanner (with his daughter) from Time Bomb Comics
Time Bomb Comics: http://www.timebombcomics.com/
Thomas Gosselin, Sonia Leong & Sonia Muscat
Thomas Gosselin: http://rocambolebijou.over-blog.com/
Sonia Leong: http://www.fyredrake.net/
Gorg Mallia & Samantha Abela
Gorg Mallia: http://gorgmallia.com/
Posing with Fat Spidey
Urban Artists create a giant mural at Malta Comic Con
Dealers Room at Malta Comic Con
Gaming Tournament at Malta Comic Con
This morning I sit here typing from the comfort of my lovely room at the Hotel Santana in Qawra, Malta. We arrived late last night (very late!) in preparation for this weekend’s third annual Malta Comic Con. I first heard about the convention almost two years ago – just after the first one had taken place – and my interest was immediately piqued.
Malta is a beautiful country, so any excuse to come here (especially for comics) is a welcome one. The people are as warm as their surroundings, and there’s a pervasive sense of relaxation that settles in while you’re here. Wicked Comics, the organisers behind this wonderful event, have put us up in the same hotel as the other guests, so it’s shaping up to be a great weekend.
David Lloyd, Gary Erskine, Tim Perkins, Jon Haward, Marco Santucci, Renee Witterstaetter, Michael Golden, Thomas Gosselin, Marco Santucci and Lucio Parrillo are already here – and I’m told Emma Vieceli, Kate Brown, Sonia Leong and Sean Azzopardi will be joining us later this afternoon. If you haven’t already seen the full guest line-up I recommend checking out the website and plotting your trip for next year. In the meantime, I’ll be reporting live from this year’s show so you feel a little less left out in the cold …