by Arnie Fenner

Maria Cabardo, director of the forthcoming Better Things: Life & Choices of Jeffrey Jones, will be doing a panel at Comic-Con International in San Diego later this month:

Better Things Panel Description: Comic-Con International 2011
Thursday, July 21st
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Jeffrey Catherine Jones: The Documentary — Filmmaker Maria Cabardo is joined by artists Bill Sienkiewicz (Elektra: Assassin), Mark Bode (Cobalt 60),Rick Berry (Double Memory), and George Pratt (Batman: Harvest Breed) for a preview and discussion of her upcoming documentary feature Better Things: The Life and Choices of Jeffrey Catherine Jones. Using interviews with Jones and a wide range of family, friends and colleagues, the film explores the late artist’s fascinating, challenging life and unique journey through the worlds of comics, illustration and fine art. Room 4.

Maria says, “The intro and The Studio section of the movie will be screened, not just the trailer.” Everything that I’ve seen thus far of the film is thoughtful, frank, and compelling—this isn’t going to be a sugar-coated PR production, but rather an honest look at a complex and conflicted artist. And it should be noted that Maria has been working heroically on this project for several years without studio financing and has never given up despite the challenges. If you’re going to be at SDCCI, this is one programming event you should put on your “must attend” list.