The following is an interview with Jeffrey J. Mariotte, author of the recently released novel, Empty Rooms, as well as a number of novels and comics books based on such properties as Angel, Charmed, and 30 Days of Night. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Guest Contributor Angie Martin chats with Mariotte about his influences in writing, his history in working with Image Comics and IDW Publishing, and where the development of novels and comic books differ for him as a writer!
The following is an interview with comic book expert and New York Times bestselling writer Daniel Wallace, author of Star Wars: Imperial Handbook, which will be released for sale on Tuesday, October 14, 2014. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Wallace about what readers can expect from this Imperial Military guide, the "in-book authors" that will share their villainous perspective, and the amazing features of the deluxe edition that every Star Wars fan will want to own!
The following is an interview with Leah Wilson, Jennifer Canzoneri, and Heather Butterfield, the amazing staff members of Smart Pop Books, the pop culture imprint of independent publisher BenBella Books. For years, the Fanboy Comics staff has reviewed the various books published by Smart Pop, ranging from The Girl Who Was on Fire and Ender's World to Beyond the Wall and Fic: Why Fanfiction Is Taking Over the World, and we have adored each and every title more and more. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Wilson, Canzoneri, and Butterfield about the impetus for forming Smart Pop Books, how their involvement with the publishing company has changed throughout the years, which publications speak to the "fan" in them the most, and what readers can expect next!
The following is an interview with author Beth Cato on the upcoming release of her first novel, The Clockwork Dagger. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Contributor Jodi Scaife chats with Cato regarding her initial attraction to writing, her inspiration for The Clockwork Dagger, and how she managed to combine Steampunk, mystery, and fantasy into one amazing story!
This interview was conducted on August 5, 2014.
The following is an interview with multi-talented writer/producer/director/composer Marc Cushman (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Desperately Seeking Paul McCartney, In the Eyes of a Killer) on his bestselling and award-winning book series, These Are the Voyages: TOS. These Are the Voyages, which will consist of three books in total, details a comprehensive history of Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek: The Original Series, including memos between Roddenberry, his staff, the network and the studio, production schedules, and more. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Cushman about his inspiration for taking on the project, his initial attraction to all-things Star Trek, his long history within various aspects of the entertainment medium, and when to expect These Are the Voyages Book 3.
This interview was conducted on July 14, 2014.
The following is an interview with Samit Basu, writer of the superhero novel, Turbulence, and its recent sequel, Resistance. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Basu about where readers will pick up in the sequel following the events of Turbulence, his inspiration for continuing the story, and the multitude of upcoming projects on his to-do list.
This interview was conducted on July 15, 2014.
The following is an interview with author Robert J. Peterson about his debut novel, The Odds,as well as his new publishing company, California Coldblood Books. Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Peterson about his inspiration for the novel and the indie publishing company, as well as California Coldblood Books' recent partnership with Rare Bird Books.
This interview was conducted on April 23, 2014.
The following is an interview with James Renner and Marco Arsenault regarding their work with StoryShift, an exciting, new app that allows readers to participate in the storytelling process of an author by voting on the direction of the story. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Renner and Arsenault about the inspiration for StoryShift, how it enhances the storytelling process for the author and the reader, and where interested individuals can find the app.
This interview was conducted on March 26, 2014.
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.