Caveman: V. T. Hamlin and Alley Oop
Here’s the fascinating story of Vincent T. Hamlin, the innovative Iowa-born cartoonist who created the long-running comic strip ALLEY OOP.
Here’s the fascinating story of Vincent T. Hamlin, the innovative Iowa-born cartoonist who created the long-running comic strip ALLEY OOP. With a lively rock score, pop art imagery and a cast of celebrated cartoonists, CAVEMAN explores the history of the dinosaur-packed comic that inspired the popular ‘60s song, and paved the way for THE FLINTSTONES and JURASIC PARK. Filmmaker Max Allan Collins knows the world of comics, writing the world-famous DICK TRACY strip and creating the classic graphic novel ROAD TO PERDITION and providing the basis of the Academy Award-winning Tom Hanks film.
2005 | 53 min | Color | 1.33:1/4×3 | Dolby Digital Stereo | All Region | Rated G
- Will Eisner’s last lengthy on-camera interview! The father of the graphic novel on comics from ALLEY OOP to KRAZY KAT, from POPEYE to his own classic SPIRIT (approximately 43 minutes)
- Panel Discussion with writer/director Collins, producer Mark Lambert and current ALLEY OOP artists, Jack and Carole Bender, from 2008 Iowa Historical Museum screening (approximately 50 minutes)
- Commentary with writer/director Max Allan Collins
- Commentary with Jack & Carol Bender
- “Good Morning Tulsa” Interview with Jack & Carole Bender
Max Allan Collins, Vincent T. Hamlin, Jack and Carole Bender, Will Eisner, Michael Cornelison, Teddy Dewalt, Dave GraueDirected by
Max Allan Collins