Barbra Dillon

Barbra Dillon (249)

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

 

A few years ago, the Fanboy Comics staff had the pleasure of meeting independent comic book creator Russell Nohelty and speaking with him extensively regarding his work on his original series, Ichabod Jones: Monster Hunter.  First published digitally through Viper Comics, Nohelty is making a new path for himself and seeking to distribute a print run of the psychological thriller for new readers to enjoy.  Having recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise the necessary funds to garner a printer run of Ichabod Jones, Nohelty needs your help to make this dream a reality!

Last night at King King in Hollywood, CA, the Kickstarter-funded short film The Bigfoot Hunters held its premiere to a raucous crowd.  The evening was a great success; well attended by a mix of cast, crew, friends, and Kickstarter backers and coupled with a red carpet entryway and the eclectic rock/country sounds of The LA Hootenanny, the energy of the premiere had the crowd amped even before the film began.  As if icing on the cake, the film itself was the climax of the evening, receiving cheers and laughs from an enthusiastic audience.

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.


As many parents and children heading back to school this week, the importance of childhood education is on the minds of many.  For this reason, this week's installment of Geeks Care: How You Can Help will highlight the great work being done by the folks at Raising A Reader, a non-profit organization that engages families through literacy.  With programs available across the United States, Raising A Reader offers tangible opportunities and solutions for families and education agencies to develop, practice, and sustain home literacy routines.  Likewise, the widespread availability of the organization provides you with an even greater opportunity to learn how you can help!    

Hi, my name is Barbra, and I have an addiction to adorably cute comic books.  Sara Varon's Robot Dreams, James Kochalka's Peanutbutter & Jeremy's Best Book Ever, everything by Scott C . . . I could go on and on.  There is something so amusing and lovable about their heartwarmingly charming characters that I just can't get enough of them, which is why I was so excited to learn about the all-ages web comic Boots & Pup, which recently collected the first four issues of its comic book series into a printed trade paperback. 

Independent comic book creators are hard-working folks.  It takes a great deal of energy, determination, and fortitude to create a comic book on your own, which is why - here at Fanboy Comics - we love highlighting the work of these talented individuals!  In this installment of "The Kickstarter Report," I want to call attention to the Kickstarter campaign for Boston Metaphysical Society #5, the fifth issue in a six-issue sci-fi, action/adventure, Steampunk mini-series. Series creator Madeleine Holly-Rosing is hoping to raise $7,500 to cover the art production and printing costs of Issue #5, and she needs your help to make her dream 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.


As folks are still unwinding and catching up from the post-SDCC madness, it brings me great joy to highlight the amazing and compassionate work that many geeks are doing in spite of their hectic schedules.  This week, Geeks Care: How You Can Help would like to call attention to Geeks 4 Kourageous Kids (G4KK), a group of cosplayers that partners with non-profit organizations to bring light and laughter to children in need. Recently, G4KK partnered with The Orange County Ronald McDonald House to celebrate the Orange County chapter's 25th anniversary with a pancake breakfast that was stacked high with costumed superheroes!

Last summer, indie comic book creators Wes Locher and Eduardo Jimenez took to Kickstarter to fund the first of their four-issue comic book mini-series, Unit 44Unit 44, which 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, is a fun and fast-paced sci-fi comedy (to be published by Alterna Comics this fall) that you would do well to add to your pull list.  

The Fanboy Comics crew attended San Diego Comic-Con's Geek & Sundry: What's Next with Felicia Day panel on Saturday evening, getting a sneak peek at all of the exciting new shows and upcoming partnerships on Felicia Day's Geek & Sundry network.

The Fanboy Comics crew attended San Diego Comic-Con's 2nd annual Musical Anatomy of a Superhero: Bringing a Comics Book to Life panel, which involved leading Hollywood composers discussing the creation of the musical voice behind the hero, explaining the challenges when bringing a comic book character or story to life, and writing music to reflect the storyline. From the rising score of Marvel Studios' recent comic book films to the impactful and emotional music underlying the episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the recent sci-fi epic Edge of Tomorrow, music often acts as a character in its own right to bring our favorite superhero properties to life on the big and small screens. 

At this year's San Diego Comic-Con, the Fanboy Comics crew attended the panel for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, a franchise that has spanned literature, comics, film and television, board games, and widely popular video games. The panel featured actor Doug Cockle (Geralt of Rivia, The Witcher franchise), Dark Horse Comics author Paul Tobin (The Witcher House of Glass), Nick McWhorter, CD Projekt RED's game developers Damien Monnier and Lukasz Wnek (The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt), Rafal Jaki, and was moderated by SpikeTV's Geoff Keighley.  Providing a sneak preview of the new Dark Horse publications and the first-ever live consumer demo of the upcoming video game, the panel gave excited attendees the chance to experience the new adventures that lie ahead for the franchise.

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