Tuesday, September 30, 2014

My New Documentary: When Hollywood Green-Lit Comic-Con

Presented to you by Moonlight Art Magazine, this half hour documentary takes a look at the Hollywood film industry's impact on the world of comic books, through interviews taken by director Christopher Moonlight, at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con International.

Interviews include:

RC & Dominic Aradio http://www.aradiobrothers.com/
Batton Lash http://www.exhibitapress.com
Billy Martinez http://www.nekopresscomics.com
Birds Of Play http://www.officialbirdsofplay.com/
& http://www.castlecorsetry.etsy.com/
Camilla d'Errico http://www.camilladerrico.com/
Dame Darcy http://www.damedarcy.com
David Mack http://www.davidmack.com
Paul Guinan http://bigredhair.com
Sal Abbinanti http://alexrossart.com
& http://www.salabbinanti.com
and Jane Wiedlin http://www.janewiedlin.com

Sound by Scorpion Sound Design http://www.laurenmorrismusic.com/

additional music by http://www.SoundJay.com

written, directed, and edited by Christopher Moonlight

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Interview: Batton Lash of Exhibit A Press!

This video is a little warm up, while I put together the mini documentary When Hollywood Green-Lit Comic Con which I'll be putting on You Tube for free, in the next few weeks.

Batton Lash is the artist, writer, and publisher of his comic book Supernatural Law, which he publishes through his own imprint www.exhibitapress.com, and a artist in residence at Art Lab in San Diego. He can be found every year at the San Diego Comic Con, as shown in this video I shot in 2012.

He also has written and done art for such comics as Archie, The Simpsons Comics, First Gentleman of the Apocalypse, and Gory Lori.

After my Comic Con/Hollywood documentary is out, I plan to finish my short film Girl In The Window, while simultaneously pursuing funding for my feature length documentary The Practical People. Then, come summer time, Moonlight Art Magazine #3 will arrive with the conclusion of my Lovecraftian comic book story, Negative.   

Friday, January 31, 2014

2014: Year of the Films

Well, there's the first month of 2014 gone, and I finally got Moonlight Art Magazine #2 out and available for free download. Click here so you can download it, too. 

Wonderful. So, as soon as I finish fighting off this cold, I'll be back to work on my film projects, which I actually have a fair few of. After having to recover from the theft of one of my computers and some sound equipment, I am now ready to resume the task of completing my short documentary When Hollywood Green-Lit Comic Con, which is about the impact that major movie studios have had on the comic book industry and its conventions. It will be available on You Tube as soon as it's done. I actually shot most of my footage for it in 2012, so I'll be happy to wrap that up.

I'm also glad to be starting work in earnest on another feature length documentary about the artists who bring you many of movies "in camera" special effects, called The Practical People, so stay tuned for more on that, soon.

Last (not really) but not least, I must confess that I'm still very heavily entrenched in the post production work on my all green screen, sci-fi, short film, Girl In The Window. It keeps taking a back seat to paying work, and I'm pretty much handling all aspects of this phase of the film by my self, much in the same was Ray Harryhause did, using miniature models, puppets, stop motion, and photo matte paintings, to create an entire futuristic world. Below, is a concept design peace, that I recently did, to better help me grasp how I'm going to handle the robotic aspects of the story. Special thanks to my daughter, who modeled for the pic. We had fun. Click the image if you'd like to buy a print...

Keep checking back, for more news on these projects and more, in 2014. Please, feel free to contact me at this link, if you'd like to hire me to add some magic to your project, too.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Moonlight Art Magazine #2 (free download)


Read interviews with career artists Camilla d'Errico, Dame Darcy, Joshua Petker, and J.H. Williams III. It will also include the comic book story, Negative by Christopher Moonlight, an article about the "value" of art, and updates on CMP's indie productions, like My Little Zombie & Girl In The Window.

Contains depictions of artistic nudity. Reader discretion is advised. 

Special thanks to Rich Goddard, who I forgot to thank in this issue. (sorry dude) I couldn't have done this without his help.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Moonlight Art Magazine #2 Preview!!!

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you our first block of preview images from Moonlight Art Magazine #2, which should be available for FREE download, in the next week to week and a half. Click the images for the larger versions, and if you really love what we're doing, and want to help us continue to do it, please scroll down to the bottom of this post, to find out how.

First of all, I'm very excited to present the cover of Moonlight Art Magazine #2, titled Demise of Venus:


Next up, an image from the fully painted/photographed/sculpted comic book story Negative:

...and if you've always wanted to see how someone might work to push the boundaries of their comic book art, then you need to watch this video:

We also have the now legendary artist J.H. Williams III who has worked with the likes of Alan Moore and Neil Gaiman, pushed the boundaries of design in comics, and opened the door for lesbian relationships in comic book storytelling. 

Graffiti artist turned gallery artists and Michelangelo enthusiast, Joshua Petker:

Artist, writer, musician, film maker, and feminine guru, Dame Darcy:

...and Manga and Gallery phenom Camilla d'Errico: