A dark comedy about comic book drawing

The trailer is quirky and weird and after spending a lot of time with comic artists, I can say it looks pretty accurate in terms of break-in tests. It sounds like a fun indie movie, and I imagine with the popularity of comic books and comic book properties these days, it’s probably going to resonate with a lot of younger fans. Of course, with the artists and writers who created the books we’ve all seen as popular movies or shows treated in a not-so-great way, they might want to get into production instead.

Here is the logline for “Funny Pages”:

A biting and funny coming-of-age story of a teenage cartoonist who rejects the comforts of his suburban life in a misguided quest for the soul.

A24 also released a poster for the film with the tagline “The Story of New Jersey’s Next Great Comic Book Artist and Biggest Asshole”. From the trailer it does not seem like a dick. He actually looks like a lot of kids I was friends with at school who wanted to do this for a living.

In addition to directing, Owen Kline wrote the screenplay for the film, which was produced by Josh & Benny Safdie, the filmmaking duo responsible for “Uncut Gems” starring Adam Sandler. Miles Emanuel (“Calidris”), Maria Dizzia (“Martha Marcy May Marlene”) and Josh Pais (“Joker”) also star alongside Daniel Zohlghadri as Robert.

“Funny Pages” will be released in select theaters and on demand on August 26, 2022.

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