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Comic Book Literacy
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Director Todd Kent talks to us about his documentary film The Comic Book Literacy, which uses our favorite print medium, comic books, to promote literacy and education. Then, Mr. Diablo (AKA Scott Marcano) will talk to us about his new graphic novel The Unwanted, and Jerry Parrino will tell us about the Horror Dome, one of the fastest growing online and catalog retailers in the haunted house industry.
Episode Segments:
GSRS HR 1: Director Todd Kent & Horror Dome
The Comic Book Literacy director Todd Kent joins us to talk about his documentary, some of the comic creators that were involved in the project, and what you can do to promote comics and comic book reading, Then, if you really want to make a scary impression this Halloween, the Horror Dome is the place to start. Jerry Parrino joins the guys to tell us all about his website, where you can find some pretty big scares for your costume.
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GSRS Hour 2: Mr. Diablo
One of the many great creators we met at APE was Mr. Diablo , better know as Scott Marcano. He joins us on the show to about his new graphic novel The Unwanted, as well as other projects coming from Diablo Productions. Then, he’s at it again – we react to the news that George Lucas is releasing the Indiana Jones movies in 3D
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Diablo Productions
Welcome kiddies to Mister Diablo's Neighborhood, a site dedicated to the true horror fan. Here, you'll find many items of interest, including original tales of terror, premium horror comics, strange and grisly photographs of real ghosts, and accounts of true hauntings.

Comic Book Literacy
The Comic Book Literacy Documentary is an independent feature length documentary film. The film showcases comic books as a way to inspire a passion for reading in both children and adults. Comics have traditionally had a bad reputation from the perspective of the general public and it is the goal of this film to shatter the negative stereotype of comics as "junk food for the brain" and to show them in a new light,

Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Scott "Diablo" Marcano
Diablo Productions founder, Scott Marcano, is a native of Southern California. Deciding early in life that his calling was to be a storyteller, Scott completed his undergraduate Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in filmmaking at the renown New York University Tisch School of the Arts, and continued his graduate film studies at the University of Southern California. Scott left USC after selling his first screenplay to MGM, which became the sucessful comedy "BioDome" starring Pauly Shore and Steven Baldwin. Scott is a member of the WGA and has sold several screenplays to major studios and production companies, including the comedies "Paved New World," "Sea Slugs" to the Walt Disney Company and "The Santa Brothers" to Radar Pictures. Scott also directed the award winning indie romantic comedy "The Journey." In addition to his film work, Scott is an accomplished writer and publisher of graphic novels. His works include his the hot-selling horror book "The Unwanted" and the critically acclaimed sci-fy epic "Hum." Scott has also penned the popular prose fantasy novel “The People of the Sea." His website has a huge, near fanatical following among LA teens. Scott is currently working on several projects, including “Memories of A Hundred” – a political drama about the 1996 Japanese Embassy Hostage Crisis in Peru for award-winning director Kerry Valdarama (“Garrison”). The film is slated to begin production later this year.

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Todd Kent
Todd Kent received his Bachelor's Degree in Radio/Television/Film from the University of North Texas where he specialized in television production and documentary field production. Since then he has worked on a variety of TV and video projects like "American Music," "Weekend Welder" and "North Texas Explorer." Kent's documentary work has included writing, producing and directing award winning films such as "Solid Waste: Out of Sight, Out of Mind" (co-produced with Scott Harris), "Fast Food," ToadSpotting: The Legend of Old Rip," "Road Does Not End, "RockHounds: The Movie," "Standing Tall: Lone Star Statues" and "Oklahoma Rocks!" His films have been exhibited on television and at film festivals, museums and schools across the country.

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