Barbra Dillon

Barbra Dillon (249)

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

 

Here at Fanboy Comics, we strive to provide an outlet for up-and-coming creators to promote and showcase their incredible works.  With thousands of creators utilizing crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo to make those works a reality, we will highlight these talented creators and their noteworthy campaigns through #CrowfundingFridays!  We hope that you will join us in giving these projects a moment of your time (and possibly your support)!

Throughout the past several years, comic book writer/artist Karl Christian Krumpholz has served as an historian of sorts for the residents of Denver, CO.  Originally from the East Coast (by way of Boston and Philadelphia), Krumpholz spent countless hours in Colorado collecting stories from the residents and regulars of Colfax Avenue, a 30-mile stretch of road marked by poverty and depravity in the form of dive bars, adult book stores, and boarded-up street corners.  Having amassed a myriad of odd anecdotes, bizarre experiences, and inexplicable occurrences from the interesting characters that he met along the way, Krumpholz began posting slice-of-life comic strips each week to form the web comic, 30 Miles of Crazy!.  With over 100 comic strips having been posted, 30 Miles of Crazy! is now available in print form by way of two trade paperbacks (with a third in production), each providing an intriguing snapshot into the day-to-day activities of Colorado's Colfax Avenue.

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 special second installment of Geeks Care: How You Can Help this week, the Fanboy Comics staff would like to highlight the generous efforts of Jason Inman (co-host of DC All Access and US military veteran) as he endeavors to send 10,000 comic books to troops overseas by January 1, 2016, in collaboration with Comics for Soldiers.  Dubbed as the Jawiin Comic Drive, Inman is hoping to share the gift of geekiness with troops overseas to give them a fun reminder of home.  Both new and used comic books are being accepted, and directions for how to donate the books are listed below.  Fanboy Comics is excited to join this holiday endeavor, as we will be donating 300 comic books and graphic novels to the drive!  We hope that you will join us in giving back during the holidays!

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.


With each new edition of Geeks Care: How You Can Help, the Fanboy Comics staff hopes to offer various opportunities to give back to your community and get involved.  With the holidays fast approaching and the hustle and bustle of our daily lives getting even more hustle-y and bustle-y, it can be easy to forget that there are individuals who may not have the same good health and good fortune that we often take for granted.  It's at this festive time of year that it becomes even more important for us to take a moment to share our blessings with those less fortunate.  For that reason, this will be the first of TWO Geeks Care articles featured on Fanboy Comics this week, and we'll be highlighting the generous efforts of the fine folks at Blastoff Comics, as well as providing you with an opportunity to send a bit of holiday cheer to a little girl who would truly benefit from knowing that she has many friends - near and far - on her side.

In this festive time of year, we all have our own ways of commemorating the spirit of the season. Whether you're a devotee of the Rankin-Bass claymation classics, you can pinpoint every Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye bloop in White Christmas (from your 1,001 viewings of the film), or you get a bit misty every time a bell rings, there will always be something special for you and your loved ones that makes us "all act a little nicer . . . smile a little easier . . . cheer a little more. For a couple of hours out of the whole year, we are the people that we always hoped we would be!"  For some, nothing says the holidays like a certain 1988 action movie starring Bruce Willis as an off-duty copy fighting against a West German Alan Rickman (with a British dialect) who is intent on stealing millions of dollars from a Japanese-run company during its holiday party.  While the debate rages on as to whether Die Hard actually constitutes a Christmas movie, there is absolutely no doubt that Theatre Unleashed's West Coast premiere of A Very Die Hard Christmas is the merriest and most fantastically hysterical way to ring in the holidays this year!  

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.


This week's edition of Geeks Care: How You Can Help is coming a bit early this week in honor of #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back.  There are a myriad of valuable and important causes that would welcome your volunteered time and monetary contributions on #GivingTuesday, but, today, we will be focusing on two wonderful organizations: Project UROK and the Pop Culture Hero Coalition.  Since 2014, Project UROK has been taking action to fight the stigma around mental illness within the youth population while also providing practical assistance to teenagers in need of help.  In a likewise admirable campaign, the Pop Culture Hero Coalition uses the universal appeal of comics, film, and TV to create anti-bullying programs at pop culture events and in schools and communities.  Fanboy Comics wants to support these incredible organizations in pursuing their worthy endeavors, and we hope to show you the myriad of ways that 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 geek community that I will be highlighting TWO great organizations. Earlier this week, Toys for Tots and J.C. Lee (daughter of famed Stan Lee) joined forces to launch the “It’s All About Love” online campaign to raise monetary contributions for Toys for Tots' annual toy drive. In addition, the Southern California-based after-school group, Geek Girls Society, which serves to empower and encourage young women through geeky endeavors, is hoping to expand its borders and launch new chapters in cities across the country (at no charge to girls interested in participating); however, in order to do so, they must first raise the necessary funds to qualify for non-profit status. Fanboy Comics wants to support these incredible organizations in pursuing their worthy endeavors, and we hope to show you the myriad of ways that you can help.

Through the vast sea of comic book crowdfunding campaigns, it's always a delight to find a project that has that certain hook that makes it stand out from the bunch.  Whether it's phenomenal artwork, a captivating lead character, or a premise that truly captures your attention, those comic book gems are always worth your time and attention - and, hopefully, your donation.  For today's installation of The Kickstarter Report, one such project caught my eye and is bending all conventional rules to gain audiences' attention - literally.  Outliner is a graphic novel about a comic book creator with the power to redraw reality by bending the outlines of his own creation.  This comic-within-a-comic story sees the down-on-his-luck character fall into his own comic book, battling a relentless superhero and his own shortcomings in the process.  In order to make this graphic novel a reality, the creators have turned to Kickstarter to raise the necessary funds for a professional letterer and the printing costs.  

Throughout the past year, theatre company Theatre Unleashed (TU) has presented an engaging, thought-provoking, and extraordinarily relevant season of theatre to the audiences of Los Angles.  With incredible shows like Boy Gets Girl, Ligature Marks, and Sleeping Around (Hollywood Fringe 2015), the company tackled gender politics and normative societal dynamics head on, providing a reminder of the ingrained issues that exist between men and women, while also inciting a meaningful dialogue about why change is imminently necessary.  With this stunning and mature season of theatre under its belt, Theatre Unleased has launched their 2015-2016 Main Stage season with a bit of icing on the "cake," serving audiences with a sweet and humorous helping of Cake, a world premiere comedy by Wendy Gough Soroka under the direction of Lisa K Wyatt.  Bringing together a stellar ensemble of characters set within a Love Actually-style relational construct, the proof is in the pudding . . . er . . . batter that TU's Cake is a light and enjoyable way to transition into the company's new season.

In the past five years of my reviewing and reporting on comic book properties, one of the most fascinating (and ever-increasing) trends in the indie scene has been pro wrestling comics.  The propensity for creators to mash up these two equally exciting mediums of entertainment never ceases to impress and amuse, even for readers who may be experienced with either wrestling or comics on their own.  While I'll admit that my time watching pro wrestling has been on the lighter side as of late (My last memories of featured The Undertaker, Hulk Hogan, and Jake "The Snake.), hearing that a team of pro cartoonists and animators (including creators from Rick & Morty, Adventure Time, Bee & Puppycat, and The Devastator) who love pro wrestling would be making a printed collection of wrestling comics definitely piqued my interest!  Enter Muscle Temple #1: a 60-page, two-color, soft cover comic featuring funny and weird short comics and goofy illustrations about their love and passion . . . PRO WRESTLING!  This bevy of talented creators has assembled to share their passion and creativity with readers, but they need your help by way of Kickstarter to make this colossal collection of creativity a reality.

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