At the time of her death in May, artist Jeffrey Catherine Jones was the subject of an upcoming documentary, Better Things. Director/producer Maria Cabardo writes to tell us that several minutes of footage will be shown at a panel at Comic-Con:

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 (Sparrow #6, Double Memory), Robert Wiener (Donald M. Grant Publisher), George Pratt (Batman: Harvest Breed), Henry Mayo (Ghostbusters, Dune) and tentatively Louise Simonson (Superman, X-Factor), 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. Moderated by John Butler. Room 4.

Cabardo has been raising funds to get the last parts of the film finished; more details on the webpage.


  1. This should be a highlight of Comic-Con and is not to be missed ! Maria is creating a fascinating look at a timeless artist, with participation from Jones and many of our greatest artists. A rare opportunity !

  2. Would love to know the release date! I am so pleased that there will be such a fine tribute to this truly inspirational artist.