Barbra Dillon

Barbra Dillon (249)

Favorite BookMockingjay
Favorite Food
:  In-N-Out Burger
Favorite Heroine
:  Katniss Everdeen

 

This week's edition of Fanboy Comics' Kickstarter Report highlights Gateway Runners #1, a brand new comic book by the folks at Nerd Nation, a podcasting group that is again venturing into the exciting world of comic book publishing.  Gateway Runners #1 is a fast-paced, character-driven adventure about a future where Earth has taken its first steps into a larger universe in light of its massive overpopulation. With Mars terraformed and colonized, the population problem is somewhat lessened; however, Mars sorely lacks needed technology and medical supplies, and Earth suffers from a lack of natural land on which to plant.  Is there anything that can save these two planets, and all of humanity?  Their only hope may be . . . the Gateway Runners.  In order to bring this high speed sci-fi story to life, Nerd Nation needs your help!

When Fanboy Comics is not providing you with the latest in geek news and entertainment, the FBC staff hopes to offer our readers a myriad of opportunities to give back to the community. We love reading comics, watching movies, and playing video games, but we are never happier than when we are able to help others in need. With Geeks Care: How You Can Help, FBC will provide you a variety of causes that would greatly appreciate your time.


The focus of this week's edition of Geeks Care: How You Can Help was brought to the attention of the Fanboy Comics staff by Dave Kellett, the extremely talented creator behind the web comics Sheldon and Drive and the recent documentary STRIPPED.  Kellett is one of hundreds of cartoonists across the country to have participated in a collaborative fundraising art book to benefit Team Cul de Sac (TCDS), a fundraising effort led by professional web designer Chris Sparks in honor of his friend, Richard Thompson, the cartoonist behind the Cul de Sac comic strip. Thompson has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, and Team Cul de Sac is endeavoring to raise money and awareness for Parkinson's disease research.  Through both the purchase of the fundraising art book and the upcoming Team Cul de Sac Drink and Draw event taking place in Charlotte, NC, you can help to find a cure for Parkinson's disease.

This week's edition of Fanboy Comics' Kickstarter Report highlights an exciting, new transmedia Kickstarer campaign launched by the very talented Brian Buccellato (Flash, Detective Comics, The Black Bat).  Combining the storytelling mediums of film and comic books, Sons of the Devil is a character-driven psychological thriller that is told in multiple timelines across 25 years.  Buccellato and the project's creators seek to create an experience that lives in two separate forms of media that - when brought together - creates the rich tapestry of a world that examines the cult of personality.  In order to bring their inventive storytelling to life, they need your help!

Thanks to the ingenuity of Toy Story, humans have caught on to the hijinks that toys and stuffed animals have been causing right under our noses.  No longer will we be fooled by their cute and fluffy exteriors.  Now, thanks to comic book writer Brett Uren and a host of other comic book creators, we will get a more in-depth look into the dark and gritty lives of toys when they are left to their own devices.  Today, The Kickstarter Report will be highlighting Torsobear: Yarns from Toyburg, a collection of eleven grisly crime stories written in the style of film noir and set in a world of toys.  What happens to the toys when they are not being played with? Do they have cute adventures like in children’s books, or is there something more sinister afoot? You can get a peek into the dismal world of Toyburg by taking a look at the Kickstarter campaign for this upcoming comic book anthology.

Indie comic book publisher Inverse Press has been releasing comic books and graphic novels since 2010, and readers can always count on the publisher to provide stories that venture outside of conventional norms.  With their latest release, Eyes of the Hurricane, Inverse Press shares a personal tale of survival, hope, and faith based on the memories and experiences of Roberto Acosta, a survivor of Hurricane Ivan.

In addition to highlighting Kickstarter campaigns for promising comic book and graphic novel properties, Fanboy Comics' "Kickstarter Report" series aims to shine a spotlight on worthwhile projects from all mediums and interests, including film.  For that reason, today's installment of "The Kickstarter Report" will feature The Chair, a psychological horror film with an exciting an recognizable cast that will undoubtedly pique your interest and leave you pondering the good and evil that exists in all of us.

When Fanboy Comics is not providing you with the latest in geek news and entertainment, the FBC staff hopes to offer our readers a myriad of opportunities to give back to the community. We love reading comics, watching movies, and playing video games, but we are never happier than when we are able to help others in need. With Geeks Care: How You Can Help, FBC will provide you a variety of causes that would greatly appreciate your time.


Given that it is the start of a long weekend, this week's edition of Geeks Care: How You Can Help will endeavor to remind its readers that there are plenty of opportunities to give back to your community . . . and to have fun while doing it!  On Monday, June 2, 2014, CGFGC (Canned Goods for Good Charity) will be hosting their 6th Annual CGFGC Charity Ball & Swag Bag Party at King King Hollywood, and all proceeds from the event will benefit Peace Over Violence, a non-profit, multicultural, community-based, and volunteer-centered organization dedicated to building healthy relationships, families, and communities free from sexual, domestic, and interpersonal violence.  Offering an evening of comedy, music, raffle prizes, and free swag, we hope that you will enjoy an evening of fun and entertainment while learning how you can help.

When Fanboy Comics is not providing you with the latest in geek news and entertainment, the FBC staff hopes to offer our readers a myriad of opportunities to give back to the community. We love reading comics, watching movies, and playing video games, but we are never happier than when we are able to help others in need. With Geeks Care: How You Can Help, FBC will provide you a variety of causes that would greatly appreciate your time.


In this week's edition of Geeks Care: How You Can Help, there are so many great opportunities for giving back in the comic book community that I will be highlighting TWO great charitable causes.  Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP), DC Entertainment, and Top Cop Publishing are celebrating heroes in a variety of ways this week, honoring those individuals who have had a positive impact on our lives by encouraging others to become heroes in their own right.  These organizations have offered their support to Superman Hall of Heroes and the Wounded Warrior Project, and Fanboy Comics wants to join them in educating its readers about these important organizations and how you can help.

When Fanboy Comics is not providing you with the latest in geek news and entertainment, the FBC staff hopes to offer our readers a myriad of opportunities to give back to the community. We love reading comics, watching movies, and playing video games, but we are never happier than when we are able to help others in need. With Geeks Care: How You Can Help, FBC will provide you a variety of causes that would greatly appreciate your time.


In this week's edition of Geeks Care: How You Can Help, we would like to turn our attention to Sina Grace, the co-creator (along with Daniel Freedman) and artist of Image Comics' new comic book series, Burn the Orphanage: Reign of Terror. Grace has teamed up with The Lustgarten Foundation to donate all 20 pages of art from the series’ first issue to support pancreatic cancer research. The series of auctions, titled Compassion vs. Cancer, will go entirely to The Lustgarten Foundation’s efforts in raising awareness for the under-funded and highly-deadly cancer.  Fanboy Comics, having lost a dear friend to pancreatic cancer, wants to join Sina Grace in educating its readers about this important organization and how you can help.

Over the past several years, podcasts, audio dramas, and audio books have become an exciting way for creators and entertainers to reach new audiences through their iPads, iPods, desktops, and smart phones.  Providing a creative outlet that can accommodate those on both a large and small budget, the auditory medium allows for listeners to enjoy new media while on the go while offering creators the chance to tell their stories in a variety of methods.  In today's edition of The Kickstarter Report, Fanboy Comics has chosen to highlight Joynt Efforts Productions, a small new-media production company dedicated to creating quality, successful narrative podcasts and webisodes focused on geek and pop-culture themes while promoting stories with strong characters--who happen to be women--with the spotlight on women in traditionally male-dominated fields such as science and technology.  Joynt Efforts' first audio project, Radio Zed, is a storytelling podcast using the old-school styles of early 20th-century radio shows to chronicle the adventures of a group of disparate survivors, drawn together by a mysterious, still broadcasting radio tower in an abandoned compound, high in the Rockies outside Boulder, CO.  The production company recently launched a Kickstarter campaign for Radio Zed to raise the necessary funds that would allow for the recording of Season 1, the music rights, web hosting and recording equipment, and the production of a short film set in the Radio Zed world (which will premiere at San Diego Comic-Con).

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