Barbra Dillon

Barbra Dillon (249)

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

 

Throughout the past year, production company Section 3 Films and filmmaker AJ Martinson have been hard at work on the upcoming feature film, Red Fish Blue Fish.  Marketed as a ultra low-budget, 1963 Cold War spy thriller, Red Fish Blue Fish is set to be an action-packed, high-stakes political thriller, using real, historical events to create a plausible story that could (and may) have happened.  With a cast in place, the set pieces nearly completed, and filming already underway, Section 3 Films and Martinson have launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise the necessary funds to complete their production, and they need your help to make their dream a reality. 

 

In the latest issue of Unit 44 from Alterna Comics, writer Wes Locher and artist Eduardo Jimenez continue the adorably hysterical sci-fi story of Area 51 employees Agent Gibson and Agent Hatch.  As continued from the previous issue, Gibson and Hatch are scrambling to find the highly classified government secrets that have fallen into the wrong hands . . . after they forgot to pay the rent on Area 51's off-site storage unit.  Tasked by their superior to find a missing Freedahken Crystal - which could bring untold dangers upon the human race if used improperly (or perhaps simply a clingy alien who loves french fries and Howdy Doody) - the agents must learn the history of the crystal and return it to safety before it's too late!

With each installment of Fanboy Comics' "Kickstarter Report" series, the FBC staff hopes to provide independent creators with a greater platform to showcase their talents to a new audience.  For that reason, we are also excited to see indie creators that find success with crowdfunding campaigns.  Even more exciting is when those creators return to crowdfunding with new and interesting projects, demonstrating their love of the comic book medium, their dedication to their work, and their motivation to bring new stories to an eager audience.  With that in mind, I am excited to share with the Fanboy Comics readers that writer David Blake Lucarelli and artist Henry Ponciano have recently launched their second Kickstarter campaign for The Children's Vampire Hunting Brigade in order to bring the second installment of the highly enjoyable series to fruition.  

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 installment of Geeks Care: How You Can Help, Fanboy Comics would like to highlight the incredible efforts of independent comic book publisher Minky Ink, which publishes books written by children for children, working closely with non-profit organizations, including Children's Institute.  Minky Ink not only publishes the children's books, but the wonderful staff also educates inner-city students how to create the books and hires local artists to illustrate them.  By encouraging literacy and a love of learning in young readers - and also donating the profits of its work to charitable organizations, Minky Ink is setting a fantastic example to which we should all strive.  We at Fanboy Comics want to spread the word about their work to let you know how you can help. 

At this year's Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, CA, the Fanboy Comics crew attended the panel for The Untold Clone Wars with Star Wars Rebels Executive Producer Dave Filoni and Lucasfilm Creative Executive Pablo Hidalgo. The panel provided further insight into The Clone Wars' episodes, development, and storylines that never made it to air after the fan-favorite series had been cancelled.  With sneak peeks of Clone Wars storyboard sketches by Filoni himself, an enthusiastic crowd enjoyed one more taste of the show that was taken away too soon.

Dearest Walking Dead Fans:

With Season 5 having come to a close, I know that you must be in zombie withdrawal.  It can't be easy for you, and I want you to know that I am here to help.  Thanks to the efforts of independent creators (and husband-and-wife team) Clint and Dawn Wolf, zombies will not be in short supply at the Zombie Ranch!  For the past five years, Clint (writer) and Dawn (artist) have been working on the web comic, Zombie Ranch, which tells the story of Susannah ("Suzie") Zane, proud scion of a long line of Texas cattle ranchers.  Unfortunately for the Zane family, their bulls and cows came down with a bad case of being eaten alive during the Great Zombie Plague, but humanity pulled itself through the apocalypse.  On the upside, they created a whole new industry based around wrangling the living dead for profit!  For the first time ever, Dawn and Clint are hoping to collect the first seven chapters of this tale into a collected trade paperback, and they have launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise the necessary funds for its production.  Now, they need your help to make this dream a reality!

Over the past few decades, comic books and graphic novels have found their way into the United States' education system, providing the basis of study for a myriad of courses across various areas of study.  While the sequential art medium is alive and well in this capacity, it is also being used to combat frighteningly high levels of illiteracy across the seas in the UK.  As a response to the spread of illiteracy, James Walker, Chair of the Nottingham Writers’ Studio and Literature Editor at LeftLion magazine, founded Dawn of the Unread, a digital comic serial that aims to encourage reading and advocate for greater funding of public libraries. 

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.


For many of our Fanboy Comics readers, the love of a furry companion can brighten your day, ease your worries, or simply give you that wonderful warm-and-fuzzy feeling when you need it most.  Our pets mean the world to us, and their mere presence can affect our day by leaps and bounds.  For that reason, this week's installment of Geeks Care: How You Can Help will focus on CATFE, the cat café phenomenon that is taking the world by storm by combining the rescue of stray cats with a comfy coffee wonderland.  In conjunction with Best Friends Animal Society and NKLA Pet Adoption Center, CATFE will be coming to Los Angeles on April 10, 2015, for a one-day, pop-up celebration that will offer delicious coffee and the chance to take home a new forever feline.

Last summer, I had the fortune of reviewing an advance copy of the creator-owned comic book, Unit #44, written by Wes Locher and illustrated by Eduardo Jimenez.  The story features Area 51 employees Agent Gibson and Agent Hatch who forget to pay the rent on the facility’s off-site storage unit, causing the super-secret contents to be sold at public auction.  The highly entertaining sci-fi comedy is the first installment of a four-issue series, and it is now being released today through Alterna Comics on ComiXology.  With all-new, eye-popping artwork, Unit 44 #1 should definitely find its way to your reading list on this New Comic Book Day!

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 Crossover International Academy, and we want to join Blastoff Comics in educating our readers about this important organization.

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