Friday, July 19, 2013

Today Friday at San Diego Comic Con

Today I will be doing an important panel at 1:00 to 2:00 on a project that I and Rafael Medoff and myself and Continuity Productions and Disney Education have been working on called "They Spoke Out". This is probably one of the most important pieces of work that I have worked on in my career.
"They Spoke Out is a series of motion comic videos profiling Americans of all faiths who spoke out against the Nazi genocide for a Disney DVD that debuts at San Diego Comic-Con.  Room 4

"We’re not throwing the Holocaust at you," says Adams. "We’re offering a way to help American kids experience the Holocaust through these videos, so they can make their own decisions as to how deeply they want to go into further study."
Created by Disney Educational Productions and the David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies in Washington, D.C., it features six 10-minute motion comic episodes illustrated and mostly narrated by Adams--best known for his dynamic style and work on Batman and X-Men--and written by Medoff, the Wyman Institute director and author of 14 books. The episodes blend traditional animation and comic book-style illustrations with newsreel footage, photographs, and historical documents.

The first episodes about Only five feet tall, Fiorello LaGuardia is considered to be one of the greatest mayors of New York City. Beyond that, he was an American who spoke out against Nazi oppression and hatred. Even when his sister, was incarcerated by the Nazis, he would not back down. He knew what was right…and what was wrong.

Mayor LaGuardia is only one of many people that spoke out against Nazi racism and oppression.

A former First Lady who offered to personally care for German Jewish children ... A young journalist who teamed up with an ex-wrestler and a Unitarian minister to smuggle Jewish refugees to safety ... A Treasury Department staffer who risked his career to blow the whistle on those who were obstructing the rescue of Jewish refugees. These and other amazing stories shed new light on one of the most troubling chapters in world history.

Written and researched by Rafael Medoff and drawn by Neal Adams, narrated by Neal Adams and Stan Lee this series adds a detailed look into the people who personally decided they would not allow this horror to go unnoticed. These men and women are heroes in the truest sense of the word.

Presented by Disney Educational Productions
Written by Rafael Medoff
Art by Neal Adams
Narrated by Neal Adams and Stan Lee
Production by Continuity Productions

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