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The following is an interview with Robert Paul Weston and Zack Lydon, the creators behind The Creature Department, a groundbreaking, new children's novel that is being released in stores today. 

The Creature Department tells the story of a world where creatures are real and live in hidden laboratories. Weston, an award-winning author partnered with Academy Award-winning special effects studio Framestore (and illustrator Lydon) and renowned Penguin Young Readers Group to create a book that allowed readers to explore the world of the creatures through a wide array of visual assets.  Illustrations, animations, and sketches of the creatures and their inventions will glow on the cover, appear throughout the book, take you to websites, and even interact with readers through vlogs.

In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Weston and Lydon about their inspiration for this amazing project, the process of collaborating on an illustrated novel, and the new projects on which they are currently working.

This interview was conducted on November 4, 2013.

The following is an interview with Matt Adams, writer of the Crimsonstreak books, a comedic superhero trilogy. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Adams about his inspiration for the caped crusader novels, why his superheroes needed to lighten up the genre, and the books that he enjoys reading when he is not creating his own!

This interview was conducted on October 22, 2013.

The following is an interview with Deanie Mills, bestselling suspense and true crime novelist. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Mills about her resurgence in the literary world, what draws her to the suspense genre, and the upcoming projects on which she is working.

This interview was conducted on August 12, 2013.

The following is an interview with Samit Basu, writer of the new superhero novel, Turbulence, and one of India's most talented young writers, with an impressive profile in comics, Young Adult fiction, and science fiction/fantasy.  In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Basu about his inspiration for the superhero story, the possibility of adapting the book into a graphic novel, and his upcoming projects.

This interview was conducted on July 25, 2013.

At San Diego Comic-Con 2013, FBC's Barbra Dillon talks with author Peter Stenson (Fiend) about his new zombie novel, his preference between fast-moving and slow-moving members of the walking dead, and more.

 

At San Diego Comic-Con 2013, FBC's Sam Rhodes talks with Todd McCaffrey and John Goodwin (Dragonwriter: A Tribute to Anne McCaffrey and Pern) about their new book published by Smart Pop Books, their memories of the late Anne McCaffrey, and more.

 

The following is an interview with C.E.L. Welsh (creator of The Wrecked Earth, author of CLUTCH), Jeremy Mohler (illustrator, founder of Outland Entertainment, and art director of Seven Stones), author William Meikle, author Craig Terlson (Correction Line, Bent Highway), author Scott Colby (SHOTGUN), artist Kelly Williams (Alterna Comics, Topsoil Comics, the webcomic Co-Op, and the colorist for the CLUTCH cover), and Nicholas Giacondido (creator of the graphic novel UTOPIA and the webcomic FREE MARS). In this interview, Fanboy Comics Senior Contributor Kristine Chester chats with the team about the upcoming Seven Stones Project set in the post-apocalyptic world of The Wrecked Earth and CLUTCH and their contributions to it.

This interview was conducted on July 14, 2013.

The following is an interview with Max Allan Collins, acclaimed author of the recently released book Complex 90, as well as bestsellers Seduction of the Innocent and Road to PerditionComplex 90 was an unfinished "Mike Hammer" manuscript by novelist Mickey Spillane, which was recently complemeted by Collins and released for the first time since the project's original announcement in the 1960s.  To celebrate the novel's release, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chatted with Collins about his relationship with Mickey Spillane, how his own writing was influenced by the crime novelist, and the upcoming projects on which Collins is working.

This interview was conducted on May 15, 2013.

Seduction bannerThe following is an interview with Max Allan Collins, author of the recently released book Seduction of the Innocent, as well as the bestseller Road to Perdition.  To celebrate the novel's release, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chatted with Collins about his inspiration for Seduction of the Innocent, what draws him to mystery and detective tales, and his feelings on the stigma that is still attached to comic books.

 

This interview was conducted on February 26, 2013.

Ex-HeroesThe following is an interview with Peter Clines, author of the recently released book Ex-Heroes.  To celebrate the novel's release, Fanboy Comics Senior Contributor Ben Rhodes chatted with Clines about the impetus for combining superheroes and zombies, why film studios make great zombie safe houses, and why you should pick up a copy of Ex-Heroes.

 

This interview was conducted on February 22, 2013.

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