Here's Johnny

Documentary

World renowned artist, Johnny Hicklenton offers a unique glimpse into his phenomenal world – a world in which he uses his artistic skills to express the horrible disease that he struggles with every day – Multiple Sclerosis.

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Here’s Johnny

Here’s Johnny

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Here’s Johnny enters the surreal world of renowned graphic artist Johnny Hicklenton, who is battling against Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Living in an increasing state of immobility and frustration, Johnny escapes the confines of his front room through his artwork. Through the expression of his brilliant and sometimes troubled imagination we learn about the disease that he cannot escape from.

Johnny, was diagnosed with MS when he was just 33 years old, sending his flourishing career in the comic book world into disarray. Filmed over 6 years, the documentary highlights the key points in Johnny’s “war against the disease” — the treatments he has tried, and the challenges he has faced along the way.

Multiple Sclerosis is a disease normally associated with the elderly and infirm, but Here’s Johnny presents the disease through the eyes, words and images of one of the most inspiring artists of his generation. For Johnny, to draw is to live. Join Johnny on his amazing journey.

Directors Katrina Mansoor, Adam Lavis & Will Hood
Producers Katrina Mansoor, Adam Lavis & Will Hood
Produced by Animal Monday
Duration 52 min.
Year of Production 2008
Original Title Here's Johnny
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