My favorite part of Finding Nemo is the scene where Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) explains her short-term memory disorder to Marlin (Albert Brooks). “It runs in my family," she explains. “At least, I think it does . . . where are they?”
We’re about to find that out.
The following is an interview with the comic book writer/artist team of Paul Chapman and Josh Hoye, who will be contributing their short story, "No Place Like Gnome," to the upcoming horror-themed anthology Skin Crawling Comics. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Chapman and Hoye about the real-life inspiration for the horror tale, the role of humor in even the scariest of stories, and their hopes for the future of Skin Crawling Comics and its impact on the comic book industry.
This interview was conducted on March 20, 2013.
Snow Angel is back! This one-shot issue continues the story by David Chelsea that began as a 24-Hour Comic and was published in the anthology Snow Stories. Snow Angel is a girl who when she makes a snow angel turns into a superpowered crime fighter.
I would call Locke and Key Omega #4 a work in transition. Like being a middle child, being one of the middle books in a story arch is a difficult thing to be. You don’t have all the interesting personality hooks and cool nuances of the first book, and you lack the wow factor of the last book.
Do these things make #4 a bad book or the whole series bad? No, it just makes analyzing it a little different.
River of Stars is a sweeping and sprawling epic set in ancient China, where bandits and politicians vie to shape the future of an empire. There, one man sets in motion a daring plan to reunite the fractured empire. A young woman finds herself defying time-honored traditions. The complex whirl of ploys and counter-ploys could be the empire's salvation or damnation.
Dear Fanboy Comics Readers:
On behalf of Fanboy Comics, I am both saddened to announce the departure of longtime FBC Creative Director Sam Rhodes and excited to welcome a new Creative Director to the team. After months of negotiations, joining the staff will be director, writer, and producer George Lucas, who has long been eager to join the Fanboy Comics staff.
World of Webcomics is a series devoted to exploring the world of online comics and their target audiences, as well as their art styles, storylines, and the general enjoyment that they provide.
While the comic has been ongoing for several years—since 1996, in some fashion or another—it is very different from the seemingly normal (if there is such a thing) format of webcomics; the archives are rather bare by comparison to shorter comics. The design and update schedule is such that there’s only a small handful of comics made each month, giving a very small number per year, whereas other webcomics produce some as many as one per day, seven days a week. So, while the storyline and characters are captivating, don’t expect to be given immediate satisfaction within the year about certain subjects; this comic requires an investment in patience. Sabrina Online updates every month with (at least) three comics at sabrina-online.com.
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At the recording of Krypton Radio’s The Event Horizon radio show, Fanboy Comics Senior Contributor Drew Siragusa chats with Bruce Boxleitner (TRON, Babylon 5) and Trevor Crafts (Smokewood), the producers behind the new Steampunk show Lantern City.
Learn more about this exciting foray into fan-inspired and fan-created television by visiting the Lantern City website at lanterncitytv.com. Lantern City may also be found on Facebook and Twitter (@LanternCityTV). You can also listen to Bruce and Trevor’s appearance on The Event Horizon radio show by visiting the Krypton Radio website at www.kryptonradio.com and see photos from the event on the Fanboy Comics Facebook page.
The New Marvel is a series that looks at the changes that the mega-comic empire made following the events of Avengers vs. X-Men and the impact that those changes have on the stories of Marvel NOW! Six issues (or more) into each Marvel NOW! title, we see what our favorite characters are up to and what to keep an eye out for in the future.
There's a new Spider-Man in town, and his name is—Otto Octavius? Following the defeat of his mortal foe, Otto, Doctor Octopus, switched his mind with Peter Parker's, and the wallcrawler died in Otto's body. Now, Otto has assumed Peter's identity, his life, and his role as Spider-Man and has sworn to do the job better than Peter ever did. To become a Superior Spider-Man!
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If by “despair” they meant “laugh your a-- off,” then the title of this panel is completely accurate. John Layman is perhaps best known for his work on the Image series Chew, but he's also done a lot of other work ranging from lettering and editing to writing other books like Detective Comics and Mars Attacks.
During this Q&A session, Layman told the story of his publishing life: how he first became involved with Wildstorm, editing books like The Authority and Danger Girl, and after a rough ending to that relationship, began freelancing in the world of video games writing Metroid Prime, the “s--t talking dialogue” for the World Series of Poker, American Choppers, and many more. However, Layman's heart has always belonged to comics and to the idea of a cannibal cop in a world forever changed by bird flu. Chew was shopped around for a while, being rejected by Vertigo, IDW, and other publishers before finally landing at Image, where it became an instant success.