Adventure Time 2For those poor b----rds who haven’t seen the Cartoon Network show Adventure Time, I am deeply, deeply sorry. If you want to go watch an episode or two, I can wait right here. If not, I should tell you that Adventure Time is one of the most oddly, randomly hilarious shows I have seen in a long time. The show, which you should be watching right now, follows the weird adventures (Ed. I get it.) of Jake the dog and Finn the human in the bizarre land of Ooo. This comic doesn’t.

 

The Massive 3In The Massive #3, Brian Wood asks the reader, what is the mission of a world-saving environmentalist group after the world has ended? This is a big story told in a very small, personal way. Wood intercuts splash pages showing the various disasters that have befallen the world with the story of a ship full of environmentalists who think that just because the world is ending, it doesn't mean that their mission is over. In fact, it may just be the beginning.

The Arcs Prologue CoverFANBOY COMICS ANNOUNCES THE ARCS



LOS ANGELES, CA – August 6, 2012 –  Fanboy Comics (FBC) is proud to announce the development of The Arcs, a new digital comic written by Michael D. Poisson to be released in late 2012. The Arcs will feature art by Matt Jacobs (The Boys, Prototype) and lettering by Oceano Ransford (The Molting).  

"Poisson brings us an epic story concerning the slow descent of God's abandoned archangels against the armies of Hell,” says FBC President Bryant Dillon. “His take on the biblically-inspired material is fresh, original, and unforgiving on his characters. Elevated even further by Jacobs' gritty and grandiose art, readers are sure to be both moved and exhilarated by the tragic battle of the final angels in Heaven."   

A free digital preview of The Arcs will be available through the Fanboy Comics website in advance of the comic book’s full release. 

Founded in early 2010 by self-professed “geeks” Bryant and Barbra Dillon and Sam Rhodes, Fanboy Comics seeks to provide an outlet for up-and-coming artists and writers with a desire to create new works and media.  By facilitating in-house collaborations and providing support and empowerment, FBC hopes to enable the production of professional and marketable creator-owned works.

Fanboy Comics’ first graphic novel, Something Animal, is available online at www.fanboycomics.net, as well as through iTunes, Barnes & Noble, and the digital distributor Graphicly.  The publisher’s second graphic novel, Identity Thief, will be released in September 2012.

For more information on The Arcs, please visit www.fanboycomics.net.  



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Saturn Awards statueThe Fanboy Comics Staff attended the 38th Annual Saturn Awards on Thursday, July 26th, in Burbank, CA.  Created by The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror, the event celebrated the fine work of creators and artists from the past year in TV, film, and theatre.

 

Before the awards were presented, we caught up with the Saturn Award presenters, nominees, and special guests on the red carpet to get the latest news and gossip from your favorite celebrities!  Throughout this week, we will be posting all of our red carpet interviews and pictures for your viewing pleasure.

 

You can also review a complete list of the 2012 Saturn Award winners.

 

 

It Girl 1It can sometimes be confusing to distinguish, "it" from "I.T." when written and read. Since the advent of the Information Technology department at any company that uses computers, it's been a pain. Luckily for those already in the know of characters created by Mike Allred, you may have an idea of whom I speak.

 

WizzywigWizzywig is an in-depth look at the incredible life of a computer hacker that draws readers in with its wonderfully thoughtout characters and deceptively simple art. Ed Piskor has crafted an engaging tale that asks big questions about government, security, and the role technology plays in our lives, but in the end is really about two best friends who refuse to give up. The book is massive for a graphic novel, clocking at almost 300 pages, but with the use of dynamic layouts, incredible art, and great character work, Piskor makes sure the book is a delightful read from cover to cover.

Steven ColeAt the 2012 Saturn Awards, actor Steven Cole talks with Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon about playing Kovarro on HBO's hit series Game of Thrones!

 

 

 

 

 

Lea ThompsonAt 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.

 

 

 

 

 

Out in HollywoodRecently, 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:

Steve SwenstonThe 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.

 

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