You're invited to join the staff of JBSK Comics for a "Comics and Coffee" panel discussion on Monday, November 19th, at 7:00 p.m. at Emerald Knights - Comics and Games in Burbank, CA!
"Comics and Coffee" is a weekly discussion series that covers everything happening in the comic book industry, hosted by Emerald Knights every Monday at 7:00 p.m. One event per month features a different industry guest, with past guests having included Mark Waid (Kingdom Come, Daredevil, Irredeemable, Incorruptible), Shane and Chris Houghton (Reed Gunther), and even the FBC staff (Something Animal, Identity Thief)! On November 19th, the panel will include Sebastian Kadlecik, John Bring, and Lindsay Calhoon, the founders of JBSK Comics (Penguins vs. Possums, Crossover). The panelists will be discussing their step-by-step process for creating comics, with a focus on how Penguins vs. Possums came to be. The creators will also showcase original art from Penguins vs. Possums Issue Number Two, as well as their superhero anthology book, Crossover. Ten lucky guests in attendance will have the opportunity to win copies of the Crossover comic book!
No matter where you live, what you do, or who you are, when you pick up the controller, you are now the hero and have the power to change the world. Video games make great gifts, because they are immersive, replayable, and offer experiences that can’t be had anywhere else. Our experts put down their controllers long enough to tell you about the best games this holiday season. ~Jason Enright
Technology is inescapable these days. From cell phones to iPods, it can be tough to know what is the right tool for the right job. At Fanboy Comics, when we need help telling our USBs from our BNCs, we turn to our personal techies, Sam Rhodes and Ellen Tremiti, for the lowdown on all of the latest gadgets. Here’s what they recommend, if you want to impress the techno-geek in your life this holiday season. ~Jason Enright
The holiday season can be a stressful time of year. Amidst the craziness of booking flights to visit your family, preparing feasts, or simply maintaining your sanity while maneuvering holiday traffic, the last thing on your mind may be finalizing your holiday gift list. Well, rest assured! The Fanboy Comics staff is here to provide you with their gift recommendations for the geek in your life!
From graphic novels and board games to tech gadgets and Blu-ray box sets, let the Fanboy Comics crew put your mind at ease with these helpful holiday gift guides!
Comic books and graphic novels are quickly becoming a huge part of mainstream culture. Hollywood blockbusters and award-winning TV shows look to them for inspiration, while comic shops become hotspots for social gatherings and lively debates. If you are new to the scene, it might be hard to figure out which books to read, and even if you’re a big comic book fan, it can be hard to know which awesome books you might be missing. This holiday season, we have done the hard work for you and compiled a list of graphic novels you’ll want to make sure that you read. ~Jason Enright
Ahh, movies! Is there any greater escape than sitting in a dark room and letting the sweeping imagery, amazing scores, and mind-blowing special effects of a film transport you to a new world, scare your socks off, or take you back in time? As the holiday season approaches, we look at some rereleases of old classics, some new favorites, and two epic collections that are sure to please the cinephile in your life. ~Jason Enright
UPDATE: Contest Winner Announced, Below!!!
Dear Fanboy Comics Readers:
Friend of FBC and acclaimed, Pittsburgh-based author Howard Shapiro is releasing his rock n’ roll, coming-of-age graphic novel, The Stereotypical Freaks, this week (check out my review), and to help celebrate this exciting event, Howard has been very generous to provide us with an awesome prize pack to give away to one lucky FBC fan! The prize pack with include a copy of The Stereotypical Freaks graphic novel (featuring the beautiful art of Joe Pekar), a The Stereotypical Freaks guitar-shaped bookmark, and a snazzy The Stereotypical Freaks t-shirt!
Board games have evolved from the simple tossing of dice in Monopoly. From the invasion of European games like Settlers of Cataan to the domination of party games like Cards Against Humanity, it will be hard to find a wish list that doesn’t include an awesome, new game. With so many options out there, we wanted to help you find the coolest new games for this holiday season, so we put on our adventuring gear and delved into the dungeons to find you these tabletop treasures. ~Jason Enright
Dear Fanboy Comics Readers:
On behalf of Fanboy Comics, I am both excited and proud to announce the addition of two new staff members to the FBC fold. Joining the staff will be Jason Enright and Kristine Chester, both of whom have provided countless hours of their services and support to make Fanboy Comics as geeky as it is.
Dear Fanboy Comics Readers:
The FBC staff is excited to announce that Blastoff Comics will be opening a new store in North Hollywood, CA, on Saturday, November 10th, 2012, from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. The online retailer's new brick-and-mortar location will offer both current and back-issue comics and graphic novels, with a special focus on comic book rarities. Blastoff's grand opening celebration will host industry greats including Mark Waid (Daredevil, Kingdom Come), novelist and comic book writer Gregg Hurwitz (The Survivor, Batman: The Dark Knight), comic book writer Jim Krueger (Justice, Earth-X), and comic book writer and author Scott Tipton (Star Trek/Doctor Who, The Star Trek Vault).