Barbra Dillon

Barbra Dillon (249)

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

 

Last year, the Fanboy Comics staff had the distinct pleasure of reviewing the first annual Sci-Fest LA, Hollywood's first one-act play festival that celebrates all things science fiction.  After the success of last year's shows, Sci-Fest LA will return for its sophomore year from May 5-31, 2015.  In order to ensure the same level of talented performers and thought-provoking one-acts, the creators behind the show have launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise the necessary funds for the festival, and they need your help to make it a reality!

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.


Here at Fanboy Comics, we don't mind being a little saucey, as long as it's all in good fun, or for a good cause.  In the case of today's installment of Geeks Care: How You Can Help, FBC Contributor J.C. Ciesielski is getting downright "cheeky" as he is preparing to participate in the 2015 Cupid's Undie Run to raise money for The Children's Tumor Foundation.  What, you may ask, is the Cupid's Undie Run?  Well, it's a marathon . . . outside . . . in February . . . in Pittsburgh, PA . . . and, wait for it . . . everyone is in their undies.   These are brave souls who are baring their all for a good cause, folks!  J.C. has been a dedicated contributor to Fanboy Comics for quite a few years, and we want to join him in educating our readers about this important 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.


Happy New Year, Fanboy Comics readers!  As 2015 is already off and running, the FBC staff is eager to bring you its weekly listing of amazing and worthwhile organizations and events that offer opportunities to give back to your community.  In the first Geeks Care: How You Can Help installment of the year, we once again shine 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 Movember Foundation, and we want to join Blastoff Comics in educating our readers about this important organization.

At Fanboy Comics, we relish the opportunity to share unique, interesting, and promising crowdfunding campaigns with our readers in an effort to provide creators of all mediums with the chance to reach a larger audience.  While many of our previous "Kickstarter Reports" and "Indiegogo Reports" have focused on comic books and gaming, it is always a pleasure to expand outside of that reach.  In this edition of "The Indiegogo Report," I will be focusing on I Will Love You, Always., a short film by Summera Howell that subtly blends fantasy with reality. The film explores love and loss in the 21st century and uses strong visuals to bring the audience into the emotions of the characters. It's a deeply personal film about the choice to move on.  Hoping to bring this personal story to life, Howell launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise the necessary funds for the film, and she needs your help to make her dream a reality!

In Paragon #3, readers continue the story of Ben, a young man who originally lived in a dimension free of poverty, sickness, and general unhappiness but was pulled into an alternate world of crime, disease, and misery when his father passed away.  In this latest issue, Ben struggles to form a relationship with his alternate reality father, while finding his own place and purpose in the new society that is in desperate need of a hero.  By turning to his own savior, a shelter worker who cared for him during his initial arrival in the dimension, he finds a renewed strength to fight the injustices that plague his new home.

Shadow Cuts is an indie film that is part procedural, part The Sixth Sense, and part superhero story.  The film tells the story of Jennifer, an unemployed woman who can see the echos of past spirits and can solve their murders; however, every time that she uses her power, she is pursued by an unknown evil. In order to make this indie film a reality, the filmmakers launched their own Kickstarter campaign to raise the necessary production costs for the film, and they need your help!

Over the past several years, indie comic book creator Graeme Buchan has been the driving force behind Creepy Scarlett, detailing the adventures of the series' candy-obsessed dead girl (and her trusty companion Mr. Ted - who happens to be a teddy bear) who lives in a graveyard and can only leave it during Halloween.  Having already released four single issues of the series, as well as a collected trade in the form of Book One, Buchan has dutifully laid the foundation for Scarlett, as she discovered her own mysterious past and battled a host of villainous characters.  Now, the creator and writer has a second volume in his sights and recently released a Creepy Scarlett double feature comic book that takes the focus away from the cemetery-dwelling heroine and shines it on her opposing villains and how they came to be.

In previous editions of Fanboy Comics' Kickstarter Report series, we have featured everything from comic books and graphic novels, to novellas, children's books, RPGs, movies, and theatre.  In the most unique and geektastic Kickstarter Report to date, I am delighted to highlight the amazing work of The Leatherbound Geek.  Run by the creatively geeky couple of Etana and Patrick, The Leatherbound Geek provides customers with high-quality, personalized leather accessories ranging from leather belt buckles and necklaces to keychains with your name translated into Gallifreyan. By custom handcrafting and laser engraving each leather item to your specifications, you can express your geekdom in a stylish and classy way!  In order to make their leather dreams a reality (Wait, that came out wrong.), Etana and Patrick have taken to Kickstarter and need your help!

If you are a regular Fanboy Comics reader, you will have no doubt come across one of FBC Contributor Steven W. Alloway's glowing reviews of the Bullet Gal comic book series.  Written and illustrated by acclaimed Australian author Andrez Bergen (Tobacco-Stained Mountain Goat, One Hundred Years of Vicissitude, Depth Charging Ice Planet Goth), Bullet Gal is "a loving homage to hard-boiled noir, detective stories, and pulp fiction produced in the first half of the 20th century."  The series follows the titular character (whom fans will know from Bergen's previous superhero novel, Who Is Killing the Great Capes of Heropa?) as she steps out of the shadows and into the . . . noirish shadows of her own adventures.  With six issues of the series already in the works (or having already been released) and met with critical success, Bergen has partnered with Canadian comic book publisher Under Belly to collect the first twelve issues of the series into a trade paperback.  Having recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise the necessary funds to garner a printer run of Bullet Gal, Bergen needs your help to make this dream a reality!

Plays, comic books, web comics . . . I have had the distinct pleasure to review a plethora of incredible material by extremely talented creators of various artistic mediums during my time at Fanboy Comics; however, the focus of my most recent review left a lasting impression that will be quite difficult to surpass. 

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