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'Pictures of Superheroes' Packs in the Austin Comedy Talent
Quirky comedy filled with familiar faces
Screens Story  October 19, 2012, by Marc Savlov
"...18, 2009), he's written, edited, produced, or helmed some eight projects. This AFF sees the world premiere of his first narrative feature film, Pictures of Superheroes..."

A Different Kind of World
Comics legend Joe Kubert talks about his life as it was and as it might have been
Books Story  November 5, 2004, by Robert Faires
"...Because they did, Kubert was able to grow up in Brooklyn and, at just 11 years old, get in on the ground floor of the American comic book industry, where he quickly established himself as a major artist. Kubert's work on the superheroes Hawkman and the Flash in the 1940s, his Stone Age hero Tor in the Fifties, the war heroes Sgt..."

The Madness of King Geek
Harry Jay Knowles' Cool Movie News
Screens Story  June 6, 1997, by Marc Savlov
"...So, I ended up having literally no white space anywhere in my room. My furniture was covered with Marvel superheroes stickers, you know? `Peter Parker picked a peck of pickled peppers.' Luke Cage -- `I'm gonna get you mutha!' It was just fantastic and as a result, my brain sort of went into overload..."

Geisha and Other Books of 1997
Dusting off the Bookshelf
Books Story  January 16, 1998
"...Former lovers, a six-year-old son, and a colorful assortment of ex-partners and enemies loaded with animosity and deadly weapons all complicate his simple transformation. Now he's on the lam again with a first-grader in tow who's bent on playing superheroes -- like X-men vs..."

Don Swaynos, Superhero
Trailer for new feature arrives online
DAILY Screens  January 22, 2012, by Marc Savlov
"...We received a note from filmmaker Don Swaynos the other day. Speaking of his new feature Pictures of Superheroes, he writes, "I sort of accidentally released a teaser trailer online yesterday." We love Swaynos and the whole Jollyville Pictures team, so his "whoops!" is our "cool!"..."

Film Flam
Malick's latest goes to Berlin, fests beckon other locals
DAILY Screens  December 15, 2014, by Richard Whittaker
"...The original underground cult oddity Beaver Trilogy is a bizarre experimental tale of an Olivia Newton John obsessive from Beaver, Utah, which is then retold in character by Sean Penn and Crispin Glover. This followup was produced by locals Don Swaynos (Pictures of Superheroes) and Kelly Williams (Hellion)...."

Austin Film Festival Unveils Complete Lineup
David Chase's 'Not Fade Away' opens fest
DAILY Screens  September 19, 2012, by Kimberley Jones
"...BAD PARENTS - Caytha Jenkins (Writer/Director) THE BITTER BUDDHA - Steven Feinartz (Director) EX-GIRLFRIENDS - Alexander Poe (Writer/Director) - World Premiere; Jennifer Carpenter ("Dexter") in attendance THE EXQUISITE CORPSE PROJECT - Adam Conover, Chioke Nassor, Dave Segal, Joel Clark, Raphael Bob-Waksberg (Writers), Ben Popik (Director) LAST MAN(S) ON EARTH - Aaron Hultgren (Writer/Director) MISSED CONNECTIONS - Kenny Stevenson (Writer), Eric Kissack (Director) THE MUSLIMS ARE COMING! - Negin Farsad, Dean Obeidallah (Directors) PICTURES OF SUPERHEROES - Don Swaynos (Writer/Director)­ - World Premiere..."

3 Reasons You Should Know John Merriman’s Name
And only one of them is because it’s easier to spell than 'Galifianakis'
DAILY Screens  September 6, 2013, by Kimberley Jones
"...New Yorkers have two chances to see Merriman on the big screen this weekend: Yen Tan's Pit Stop plays Lincoln Center on Saturday and Don Swaynos' Pictures of Superheroes screens at the Spectacle Theater in Brooklyn on Sunday. Locally, he'll be appearing at Cap City Comedy's Laugh Dammit live-game show night on Sept..."

The Fall Film Festival Season Takes Flight
Programming updates from AFF, Fantastic Fest, and aGLIFF
Screens Story  August 31, 2012, by Kimberley Jones
"...18-25) announced their first wave of programming, including Centerpiece Film Flight, which stars Denzel Washington and marks director Robert Zemeckis' return to live-action drama after a decade almost entirely devoted to motion-capture family films (A Christmas Carol, Polar Express). Also of interest: the world premiere of Austin filmmaker Don Swaynos' comedy Pictures of Superheroes, teeming with this town's funnypeople elite (John Merriman, Kerri Lendo, Byron Brown, Shannon McCormick, Chris Doubek); University of Texas alum Todd Berger's comedy It's a Disaster, starring Julia Stiles, America Ferrera, and David Cross (and recently picked up for distribution by Oscilloscope); and Austin documentarian T.C..."

AFF Honors Chris Carter, Announces First Wave
Outstanding TV Writing Award for 'X-Files' creator
DAILY Screens  August 28, 2012, by Kimberley Jones
"...Robert Zemeckis’ return to live-action drama, Flight, will serve as AFF’s Centerpiece Film (scroll down for the trailer; it’s a knockout). Other notable inclusions in the early slate: UT alum Todd Berger’s comedy It’s a Disaster, which just got picked up for distribution by Oscilloscope; new works from Austin directors Don Swaynos (Pictures of Superheroes) and T.C..."

Thor: Ragnarok
The Marvel Universe's funniest movie to date
Film Review  November 3, 2017, by Kimberley Jones
"...What Waititi does is scale superheroes down to size. Thor’s still tough stuff, but also: kind of a klutz, a little sensitive about getting dumped by his astrophysicist girlfriend, super-protective about his hair..."

Fantastic Four
Marvel not at this Fox flop

Film Review  August 14, 2015, by Marc Savlov
"...Steer clear, Friends of Ol’ Marvel! The newest iteration of Stan Lee and Joltin’ Jack Kirby’s classic superheroes plays like some misguided cross between an Eighties Afterschool Special and a failed WB tween-heartthrob outing sans the emotional depth. This is the third attempt to bring Marvel Comics’ gamma-irradiated foursome to cinematic fruition and it’s even worse than its predecessors..."

The 22nd Annual Austin Film Festival
Doc follows a metalhead with Peter Pan Syndrome
Screens Story  October 29, 2015, by Richard Whittaker
"...There's something magical about Rovaniemi, and it's not just because the Finnish city is the official home of Santa Claus. When Antti Haase was growing up there in the Eighties, he played superheroes with a neighborhood kid called Tomi Putaansuu..."

Film Fight
The Chronicle's critics turn on each other for an online debate
  July 4, 2008, by Kimberley Jones
"...For our first Film Fight, we thought we'd play off of our summer of superheroes. I'm a fan of comic-book movies, and I'll be fighting the good fight for our friends in tights..."

Film Fight
The Chronicle's critics turn on each other for an online debate
Screens Story  July 4, 2008, by Kimberley Jones
"...For our first Film Fight, we thought we'd play off of our summer of superheroes. I'm a fan of comic-book movies, and I'll be fighting the good fight for our friends in tights..."

It Gets Better Than This?
In general, not bloody likely
DAILY Books  September 30, 2011, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"... Comics? Or graphic novels, in other words. Or, because "novel" still also connotes a certain size (and we wouldn't want to diss Adrian Tomine's newest floppy), maybe Independent Works Of Sequential Art is a better term? Some near-equal arrangement of words and pictures concerning other than the usual Spandexed clusterfuck of superheroes lately being mined for cinematic blockbusters, is what we mean..."

Tween Titans
The adventures of Taylor Lautner and Taylor Dooley (Sharkboy and Lavagirl, respectively), in conversation
Screens Story  June 10, 2005, by Marc Savlov
"...Parents will want to take their kids to see films with good morals because there's so many good things a kid will learn from it. And superheroes...."

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