Welcome back to The Preview Party, the blog that looks at the coolest, new comic books and graphic novels available to pre-order from this month’s Previews magazine.
In today’s installment, we have a special treat. Saurav Mohapatra was kind enough to answer a few questions about his exciting, new crime thriller, Mumbai Confidential, being released in March from Archaia Entertainment. For more information about this new graphic novel, check out page 250 of Previews or Archaia.com.
Now, on to the interview.
The following is an interview with Gabe Smith, creator and writer of the indie graphic novel series Human Comics. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Smith about his vision for the sci-fi story and its lead female character, the challenges of being an indie comic book creator, and the ultimate goal for Human Comics.
This interview was conducted on December 25, 2012.
The following is an interview with sketch card artist Mike Vasquez, as he makes his way through the holiday season by providing commissioned artwork for the geeks on everyone's shopping lists. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Vasquez about how he was initiated into the sketch card industry, the special holiday offer that buyers will receive when commissioning work, and why Star Wars characters are his absolute favorite to draw.
This interview was conducted on December 10, 2012.
The following is an interview with Rachel Pandich, comic book writer and creator of Skin Crawling Comics, a new horror-themed comic book anthology to be released in October 2013. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Pandich about the impetus for the scary story collection, her previous experience in working with anthologies like Womanthology: Heroic, and what horror fans can expect from the independently created book.
This interview was conducted on November 27, 2012.
The following is an interview with Lara Fuentes and Patricio Clarey, the co-creators of the fantasy graphic novel series Archeologists of Shadows. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Senior Contributor Kristine Chester chats with Fuentes and Clarey about their collaborative process for creating AOS, how their influences and inspirations were reflected within the series, and when readers can anticipate the next volume to be released.
This interview was conducted on November 6, 2012.
NY Times bestselling author and comic book historian Scott Tipton (Star Trek/Doctor Who, The Star Trek Vault) talks about his work on the IDW crossover Star Trek/Doctor Who: Assimilation2, his educational website www.comics101.com, and why he thinks Blastoff Comics is going to be stratospheric!
While at Long Beach Comic & Horror Con 2012, Fanboy Comics President Bryant Dillon discusses the benefits of ComicBin (www.comicb.in) with staff members Jason Goldsmith and Markus Lachinge.
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The creation of art does not follow a predetermined path. Listen to Meaghan O'Keefe, the artist of Fanboy Comics' newest graphic novel, talk about the concepts and designs of Identity Thief that did and did not work out quite the way that she imagined!
Eisner Award winner Jud Meyers talks with Fanboy Comics' Jason Enright about his new comic boutique, Blastoff Comics, what he's doing differently as a retailer, and why he is excited about bringing a specialty shop to the NoHo Arts District!
From artistic consistency to the publishing and promotion processes, the creators of Fanboy Comics' newest graphic novel, Identity Thief, talk about the most difficult aspects of making this particular graphic novel.