The following is an interview with Vince Brusio, writer of the new comic book Autopsy: Feast for a Funeral #1, which was made in collaboration with (and fully licensed by) famed death metal band Autopsy. The band, which was formed in 1987 by Chris Reifert and Eric Cutler and has long been considered a pioneering band in the death metal and Doom/Death genres, has previously ventured into other mediums (with contributions to the 2005 music documentary Metal: A Headbanger's Journey and Hellbent for Cooking: The Heavy Metal Cookbook); however, Feast for a Funeral marks their first foray into comics. Now, Brusio and Autopsy are joining forces and taking the world by storm, as cast members in this year’s premier episode of Showtime’s Shameless can even be spotted wearing Feast for a Funeral t-shirts.
In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Brusio about the inspiration for the comic book, the creative process of working with Autopsy and artist Mats Engesten, his other upcoming projects, and more!
This interview was conducted on May 13, 2014.
The following is an interview with Eisner Award-nominated Deron Bennett (letterer of Tale of Sand, Cyborg 009, Thrilling Adventure Hour, Masters of the Universe), writer of the creator-owned comic book series Quixote. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Senior Contributor Jason Enright chats with Bennett about his sci-fi and fantasy take on the age-old Don Quiote tale, the process of working with artist Dan Mora and letterer Paul Little, and the future of the comic book series.
This interview was conducted on May 8, 2014.
The following is an interview with Eryk Donovan, a contributing artist to IDW Publishing's new In the Dark Horror Anthology. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Guest Contributor Morgan Perry chats with Donovan about how he became involved in the anthology, the creative process of working with so many talented creators, and the influences of his own artistic style.
This interview was conducted on May 7, 2014.
As listeners of The PREVIEWS Party Podcast will know, we are always excited to update you on the new comic book titles that will be headed your way in the coming months. For that reason, we were excited to chat with Chris Miskiewicz and Palle Schmidt, the writer and artist (respectively) of the new comic book series Thomas Alsop which will be released in June of 2014 from BOOM! Studios. Fans of John Constantine and Dr. Strange will love this new take on the magic-wielding hero who battles demons on the streets . . . and in his own mind. Thomas has money and fame, but also the burden of a being this generation’s occult warrior. Can he survive the battles both within and without?
Warning: This article may not be appropriate for younger readers, as it contains the discussion of sexual and physical violence, as well as discrimination. It also contains quotations that have aggressive and harmful language.
On April 11th, 2014, journalist Janelle Asselin posted an article titled Anatomy of a Bad Cover: DC’s New Teen Titans #1 regarding her critique of the cover and DC’s marketing decisions that the cover represented. From that, she received various rape threats and negative responses, which resulted in a number of subsequent articles by The Mary Sue’s Jill Pantozzi, ComicsAlliance’s Andy Khouri, and many more that opened a larger discussion about the treatment of women and minorities in the comic book industry. This eventually led Asselin to post a follow-up article detailing the kinds of threats she received titled It Happened To Me: I Received Rape Threats After Criticizing A Comic Book.
In response, comic book editor Rachel Edidin launched the We Are Comics campaign. This is a social media campaign that asks comics fans, professionals, and journalists to speak out and show just how diverse and welcoming the comic book community community can be by submitting a photo and bio to the campaign’s tumblr or Twitter with the hashtag #IamComics. I decided to go straight to the source and interview Edidin to learn more about the campaign.
The following is an interview with Los Angeles-based artist and graphic designer Eduardo Valdivieso, who is the co-founder and Creative Director at TheFlock.com and the owner of Trozo Studio. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Valdivieso about his initial attraction to the world of art, his approach to both graphic design and painting, and where you can find displays of his artwork.
This interview was conducted on April 23, 2014.
At WonderCon 2014, Fanboy Comics' Bryant Dillon talks with artist Georges Jeanty about his work on Buffy, Serenity: Leaves on the Wind, and more.
At WonderCon 2014, Fanboy Comics' Sam Rhodes chats with writer Kyle Higgins about his work on Nightwing, what is coming up in regards to Batman Beyond 2.0, and more.
At WonderCon 2014, Fanboy Comics' Bryant Dillon chats with writer Marc Andreyko about his work on Batwoman, what DC is doing right with this female character, and more.
At WonderCon 2014, Fanboy Comics' Bryant Dillon chats with artist Cliff Chiang about his work on Wonder Women, what he would want in a Wonder Woman flick, and more.