At the 2012 Saturn Awards, actress Lea Thompson talks with Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon about her upcoming season of Switched at Birth and her quality time with the cast of Back to the Future.
Recently, The Wrap wrote a really insightful article about celebrities coming out publicly with ease, yet there are certain industries where it is still taboo to be out of the closet, namely big movie stars. It seems so easy to be Neil Patrick Harris, Matt Bomer, and Anderson Cooper, all big television personalities, who came out in their own way whether it was a press release, a significant other's acknowledgment in a speech, or a letter to the editor of an online publication. The news made the headlines for a day, and then we all moved on. Living in Hollywood, I hear the rumors all of the time from the stars hiding behind the religion of Scientology, to the actor in two huge summer action films, to the Academy Award nominated actor who almost came out, but chickened out at the last minute. (Google “Toothy Tile” for a hint.) Are the rumors true? I certainly don't hang out in celebrities' bedrooms, but with certain stars, where there is smoke, there is fire.
If telling the public has been so easy for television stars, why is it so difficult for big box office stars? Here are some of the reasons:
The following is an interview with comic book artist Steven Swenston, who has worked with a number of publishers including Marvel and TSR. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon talks with Swenston about his experience in the industry, his preference for hard copy comics, and his own artistic influences.
This interview was conducted on July 22, 2012.
Fleeing his checkered past with a desire to atone for his crimes in some fashion, Kaine finds himself in Space City, caught up in a new problem. Unsure of his right to wear the spider emblem, Kaine reluctantly helps to take care of Houston to the point that he’s asked to stay by some concerned citizens. Hesitantly, and almost as though against his will, he stays and becomes the superhero that The Big Heart desperately needs—now he just needs to become that superhero in his heart.
Parents worry. A very short sentence, but one that rings true everytime. Parents are always concerned about the well being of their children, be they 5 or 50. This is the main ingredient in the stew that is John Saul's novel, The God Project. Written in 1982, Saul was interestingly prolific about his use of technology in his novel, technology that has come to exist on one level or another. The story of the death and disappearance of children, parental woe and inquiry, cover-ups, subterfuge, and medical miracles are what make up this story . . . so far. This is based on the graphic novelization published by Bluewater Comics, written by David McIntee, based on the work of John Saul, and penciled by Federico De Luca.
At the 2012 Saturn Awards, prolific actor James Remar (Dexter, Django Unchained, DC's Justice League animated series) talks with Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon about his roles in the upcoming Tarantino Western, Django Unchained, his experience on BSG, and the differences between his work in animation and live action.
At the 2012 Saturn Awards, producer of every Alien movie and director of 48 Hours, The Warriors, and The Driver Walter Hill talks with Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon about his thoughts on the Alien franchise and the crooked celluloid path from Melville to Nicolas Winding Refn!
Fans of steampunk and RPGs rejoice! Starting on Friday, August 17th, at 7:00 p.m., Clockwork Couture in Burbank, CA, will be hosting the first edition of the Clockwork Gaming Laboratory, a tri-monthly gaming group of epic magnitude.
The first gaming group will be run by long-time RPG enthusiast Jason Enright, who is well versed in the geek world, given that he manages Emerald Knights - Comics and Games, owns the indie comic publishing company WE Comics, and is a Contributor for Fanboy Comics. He is also a social media addict and can be found tweeting away on his Twitter handle, @jasonenright.
At the 2012 Saturn Awards, actor R.J. Mitte, who plays Walter White Jr. on AMC's Breaking Bad, talks to Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon about what it has been like being a part of the show, his passion for acting, and what we can expect in Season 5!
Leslie David Baker, The Office's Stanley, talks to Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon about the amount of improvisation that goes into each episode, his recent trip to Paris, and his upcoming projects at the 2012 Saturn Awards!