FanX® Alumni Guest Panelist

MICHAEL JOSEPH VALENTINE

  • GUEST INFO

    NAME: MICHAEL JOSEPH VALENTINE
    APPEARED: FanX18
    KNOWN FOR: Documentary Filmmaker

  • GUEST BIO

    Michael Valentine is the Director of the fun and inspiring feature-length award-winning documentary COMIX: Beyond the Comic Book Pages. Valentine has more than twenty-five years of experience in film/video production and is an avid comic book fan. Since he was 8 years old, all Valentine wanted to do was draw comic book characters like Spiderman and Batman. Over the years he became a devoted follower of the creators of Indie Publishers like Dark Horse, and Image Comics. More than a decade ago, Valentine had the vision to make a comic book.

    That idea morphed into a documentary about the world of comic books that he loved so much, told through the thoughts and images of the creators, artists, writers, collectors, store owners, independent publishers, and especially, the passionate fans. COMIX has won the Award of Excellence from the Indie FEST Film Awards and the Los Angeles Independent Film Award. Valentine lives in Los Angeles with his wife Lou and is currently working on a new documentary series, Comic Books and Beyond.