Favorite Book: Mockingjay
Favorite Food: In-N-Out Burger
Favorite Heroine: Katniss Everdeen
At San Diego Comic-Con 2012, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with actor Thomas Jane (The Punisher) and artist Tim Bradstreet (Vampire: The Masquerade) about their work with Raw Studios, the release of the Dark Country graphic novel, and what fans can expect from their Saturday panel at the convention.
With the popularity of YA dystopia literature like The Hunger Games taking the world by storm, the Fanboy Comics crew attended Hungry for Dystopia, a panel discussing what attracts today's authors to totalitarian futures, the inspirations behind dystopian themes, and the possible solutions offered within their stories. The panel featured authors Neal Shusterman (Unwind trilogy), Lissa Price (Starters), Paolo Bacigalupi (The Drowned Cities), Michael Grant (BZRK), Daniel H. Wilson (Amped), Gennifer Albin (Crewel), and Marie Lu (Legend trilogy), and it was moderated by Anna North (America Pacifica).
At San Diego Comic-Con 2012, leading animation studio Klasky Csupo provided Fanboy Comics with a sneak preview of their new digital slate for the upcoming year, and fans of their previous properties like Rugrats, Aaahh! Real Monsters, Rocket Power, and The Wild Thornberrys will be very excited by the eclectic group of projects. With 20 never-before-seen pilots, a digital comic book, and a multi-platform web series, Klasky Csupo has big things in the works for fans of all ages. Announcements regarding the digital properties and the studio's new digital division will be shared with Comic-Con fans at the company's 5:00 p.m. panel.
Dear Fanboy Comics Readers:
San Diego Comic-Con has begun, and the FBC crew will be bringing you live coverage of the event all week long! In addition, our friends at Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo have been planning a geektastic SDCC party, and we want to give you a chance to attend!
The following is an interview with Dale Wilson, who is the creator and Editor-in-Chief of BuyIndieComics.com, a comic book website and promotional outlet that offers great opportunities for independent creators. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Wilson about the opportunities available for indie creators on Buy Indie Comics, the benefits of digital comics, and how you can bring your work to a larger audience.
This interview was conducted on July 1, 2012.
When Fanboy Comics is not providing you with the latest in geek news and entertainment, the FBC staff and I hope 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.
A few months ago, the Fanboy Comics staff received an online introduction to Siike (pronounced "Seek") Donnelly, a comic book creator and writer who survived a brain aneurysm in 2010. Forced to rebuild his speech patterns and relearn how to walk, Donnelly forged a strong will and a desire to help other brain aneurysm survivors. With his newly formed company, The Naïve Project, Donnelly seeks to publish an original graphic novel featuring art donated by 55 different artists and educational information regarding brain aneurysms, the proceeds of which will go to the Brain Aneurysm Foundation.
The following is an interview with writer/director Daniel Corey, whose credits include graphic novels like Prophet and Moriarty, the latter of which is now available through Image Comics. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Corey about the new media company Dangerkatt Creative Studio, adapting his projects from comic book to film, and his love for Magnum, P.I.
This interview was conducted on June 25, 2012.
The following is an interview with audio drama creator Julie Hoverson, who is best known for her award-winning series, 19 Nocturne Boulevard. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Hoverson about her love of the audio drama medium, the creative process involved in the production of an episode, and the details on her upcoming series, Fatal Girl.
This interview was conducted on June 25, 2012.
Indie comic book publisher Bleeding Ink Productions recently announced that they will be launching a new comic mini-series entitled Blood-Moon, and the FBC staff and I could not be more excited!
First and foremost, Bleeding Ink Productions is an exciting new indie comic book publisher based in Hollywood, CA. Founded by writer/creator Jesse Grillo, the company seeks to “ . . . create unique, hardline stories that stand out from anything you’ve ever read.” Previous titles include Chapel, War Zone, Sensory Distortion, Demigods, and Patriot, all penned by Grillo.
The following is an interview with comic book and TV writer Gavin Hignight, whose credits include The Concrete World, Iron Man: Armored Adventures, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Hignight about his experiences in TV animation, what to expect from the final chapter of his webcomic, and which writers have inspired his work.
This interview was conducted on May 6, 2012.