tomer :: towards the end of the last century I've started working on a fictionalized biography in comics form of Johnny Weissmuller, one of the early actors who played Tarzan on the silver screen. I've watched those black and white movies as a child and the most memorable detail was the one communicated by my dad after the screenings-- the actor's later years, which where spent in an insane asylum believing himself to be Tarzan, walking the halls and ripping the air with his trademark Tarzan scream. An invitation from Jim Higgins to create a story on the theme of identity for a comics anthology he was editing (called New Thing) prompt the whole project into gear and a slim fourteen pager found it's way into print. the story attempts to imagine Weissmuller's last day, reminiscing on his time as Tarzan and as a (problematic) Hollywood player without the ability to tell apart fiction from reality and past from present. Now, almost a decade later, the comics was picked up by filmmaker Avi Belkin who created a short film based on it. the film is currently playing the festival circuit. as you can see bellow the art in the comics leaves much to be desired to put it mildly, but it was a chance to look at some obligatory comics to film moments and a few other production shots.