What If Comics Rome Ga Were A Real Town?

August 19, 2023
David Sunnyside

In October 2004 Gordon Lee, owner of Legends Comic Book in Rome, Georgia, was participating in a trick-or-treat event in his neighborhood and passing out free comics. Unintentionally, he included in the mix an excerpt of Nick Bertozzi’s graphic novel The Salon depicting the first meeting between Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso. On three of the eight pages in the excerpt, Picasso is shown painting in the nude. The incident was reported to local police, and Lee was charged with two counts of distributing harmful materials to minors. The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund has stepped in to defend him.

In a small city like Rome, Georgia, you’ll find an abundance of easily-accessible historic vistas that satiate the appetite for quaint locations for filming. For example, in the popular S4 episode of “Stranger Things” titled “Creel House,” a real Victorian-style mansion located in Rome served as the set for this mysterious location.

Floyd County is also home to several colleges and universities including Berry College, Shorter University, Georgia Northwestern Technical College and Georgia Highlands College, all of which offer technical, technological and creative talent to meet the demands of any modern production. In addition, the local talent pool is complemented by students from the University of Georgia, who are highly trained in filming and acting. Raine Hall Rawlins, Director's Scout for Disney Studios, has praised the region as a great location for filming. Ann Hortman, lifelong Roman, knows every nook and cranny of Rome and Floyd County and can point out the best mountaintop road, vista or building to suit your needs.

David Sunnyside
Co-founder of Urban Splatter • Digital Marketer • Engineer • Meditator
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