Barbra Dillon

Barbra Dillon (249)

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

 

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.


Geeks Care: How You Can Help once again shines a spotlight on the fine folks at Blastoff Comics, a top-of-the-line comic book shop in North Hollywood, CA. Blastoff stocks both current comics and graphic novels as well as an astonishing collection of vintage comics for sale, providing customers with rarities that they just cannot find anywhere else. What truly makes Blastoff and its owners, Jud Meyers and Scott Tipton, stand out is their commitment to helping others in need. A portion of all of their proceeds are donated to charity, with the recipients changing on a monthly basis. This month, Meyers and Tipton have chosen to highlight the RAINN.org (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network), and we want to join Blastoff Comics in educating our readers about this important organization.

For listeners to Fanboy Comics' flagship podcast, The Fanboy Scoop: Week in Review, you will already be familiar with comic book writer, artist, and editor Siike Donnelly.  (He recently appeared on the latest episode with OSSM Comics colleague Omar Spahi.)  Siike first became a friend of FBC in 2012, when he launched a Kickstarter campaign for Solestar, an original graphic novel featuring artwork donated by 60 different artists and educational information regarding brain aneurysms, the proceeds of which will go to the Brain Aneurysm Foundation.  Those who know Siike are aware that he is a survivor of a brain aneurysm, and that he has spent the past four years helping other survivors and educating the world about the need for further aneurysm research.  After the success of his Solestar Kickstarter campaign, Siike has again launched an ambitious crowdfunding campaign for his latest book, Elan Vital, and he needs your help to make this amazing project a reality.

Fanboy Comics strives to bring its readers the latest and greatest crowdfunding campaigns through its Kickstarter Report and Indiegogo Report series.  Most often, the selected campaigns are launched by independent writers, artists, filmmakers, and other creators who are hoping to bring their amazing ideas to a larger audience, and we at FBC are happy to do our part in assisting these creators.  Every now and then, there are campaigns that are so popular that they succeed within unimaginably small periods of time, and, for this, we also like to acknowledge their accomplishments. 

Over the past few years, Fanboy Comics' Kickstarter Report series has highlighted a myriad of indie comic book projects, many of which were targeted towards adult audiences.  At FBC, we love geeks of all ages, and we feel that it is important to bring our younger readers (and their geek-tastic parents) the same exciting array of independently created comic book projects that could soon be a reality.  Today, The Kickstarter Report will be highlighting SpaceBear, an interactive children's picture book and sci-fi adventure story designed for the geek parent (and their little fanboys and fangirls), filled with games, educational activities, and creative ways that parents can interact with their children.

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 honor of the 50th Anniversary of G.I. Joe, Geeks Care: How You Can Help has turned its attention to an organization that not only loves all things Joe but is also doing its part to help our Real American Heroes.  Several members of The Finest: A G.I. Joe Costume Club, the world's premier G.I. Joe/Cobra costuming group in the world (portraying the uniforms of the basic G.I. Joe and Cobra infantry troopers, the more specialized operatives of the Cobra Viper corps, and more), have banded together to create a Joe-themed 2015 calendar, the proceeds of which will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project.  The calendar will portray all of your favorite female characters (plus a few twists on classic characters) and has aptly been named the Girls of The Finest 2015 calendar.  While the profits will be donated to charity, the members of The Finest need your help to make this terrific project a reality.

Can't get enough of The Walking Dead?  Well, today is your lucky day!  The hit comic book series turned wildly popular TV show is making its way to the gaming medium, and you have the opportunity to make this transition a reality.  Through a partnership with independent game developers MegaGigaOmniCorp and Top8Magic (and with the blessing of series creator Robert Kirkman's Skybound Entertainment), a Kickstarter campaign for The Walking Dead: The Prison - Board Game was recently launched as the standalone sequel to the hit 2011 game Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead: The Board Game, featuring the incredible artwork by series artist Charlie Adlard.  The game focuses on the events of Issues #13-24: the discovery of, fight to clean out, and struggle to control . . . the Prison; you and up to five of your friends will take on the role of one of the six leaders of the group from Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead: Rick, Tyreese, Glenn, Dale, Andrea, and Michonne.

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.


Geeks Care: How You Can Help once again shines a spotlight on the fine folks at Blastoff Comics, a top-of-the-line comic book shop in North Hollywood, CA. Blastoff stocks both current comics and graphic novels as well as an astonishing collection of vintage comics for sale, providing customers with rarities that they just cannot find anywhere else. What truly makes Blastoff and its owners, Jud Meyers and Scott Tipton, stand out is their commitment to helping others in need. A portion of all of their proceeds are donated to charity, with the recipients changing on a monthly basis. This month, Meyers and Tipton have chosen to highlight the Homes for Our Troops, and we want to join Blastoff Comics in educating our readers about this amazing organization.

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 latest installment of Geeks Care: How You Can Help highlights Bill Mantlo, a legendary comic book writer for Marvel in the '70s and '80s.  While readers may not be familiar with his name at first glance, the recent popularity of Marvel Studios' Guardians of the Galaxy film has brought Mantlo once again to the forefront, as he is the co-creator of Guardians character Rocket Raccoon.  Like many talented creators who no longer have the opportunity to work in the comic book industry and who do not own the rights to their well-known characters, Mantlo has no way to afford the continuing medical bills that have ravaged him since a debilitating brain injury nearly 20 years ago.  While wonderful organizations like The Hero Initiative exist to support comic book creators, writers, and artists in need, Mantlo's story is an all too common one, and even The Hero Initiative needs the help of fans like you to give back to those who have given us so much.

Epic battles!  Sworn enemies!!  Blood vengeance!!!  Penguins and possums!!!! Wait . . . what?!  Yes, you heard that right.  All of this excitement and more can be found in the indie comic book series Penguins vs. Possums, and, if you know what's good for you, you will not want to miss this extraordinarily amazing series as it heads into trade paperback.  Created by Sebastian Kadlecik, John Bring, and Lindsay Calhoon Bring, Penguins vs. Possums has already released four issues of hilarious, nail-biting, penguin-versus-possum action, and the creators are now taking to Kickstarter to bring the four issues (plus loads of bonus content!) into a gorgeous trade paperback.  The Fanboy Comics staff has long enjoyed this series since its epic first issue, and we hope that you will join us in supporting the talented indie creators behind P vs. P in continuing their creative journey.  

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 latest installment of Geeks Care: How You Can Help highlights Golden Apple Comics, one of the premier comic book shops in Hollywood, CA. On Saturday, February 22, from 1:00-3:00 p.m., Golden Apple will be hosting a Get-a-Sketch Day, where - for $29 - attendees will receive a comic book and sketch from Kaboom! artists Mike Kunkel (Herobear and the Kid), Natasha Allegri (Adventure Time: Fionna and Cake), Noelle Stevenson (Adventure Time), and Hannah Nance Partlow (Adventure Time: Candy Capers), as well as a membership to The Hero Initiative. 

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