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Between the Panels
Between the Panels

A bi-monthly interview series helmed by Kevin Sharp (Bookmarks, The First Line, After Dakota) that highlights comic book creators of all experience levels, providing insight into their creative process, working space, passion for the sequential art medium, and more.

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At the 2014 Saturn Awards, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon caught up with producer/writer/director Roger Lay Jr. (Star Trek: The Next Generation Blu-ray Releases) about his Saturn Award nomination in the Best Television Release (Home Entertainment) category for TNG Seasons 3, 4, and 5.  Lay, along with partner Robert Burnett, has been responsible for spearheading the Blu-ray conversion of the fan-favorite sci-fi series and has created the in-depth, behind-the-scenes documentaries included with each Blu-ray release.  While Lay, Burnett, and the talented production team are all hard at work on the Blu-ray for the final season of The Next Generation, Lay (featured above with Marc Cushman, writer of These Are the Voyages: TOS Season 1 and 2) shared his experiences of working on the years-long project with Dillon and discussed which projects remain on the horizon.

At the 2014 Saturn Awards, legendary actor Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange) discusses his feeling on Luis Suarez, defends fellow British actor Gary Oldman, and more.

At the 2014 Saturn Awards, actor Camden Toy (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel) talks with Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon about his sci-fi project, Valiant, his work without makeup prosthetics, and more.

At the 2014 Saturn Awards, actor Brad Dourif (Deadwood, Lord of the Rings) talks with Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon about his love of sci-fi and more.

At the 2014 Saturn Awards, actor Betsy Brandt (Marie), and producers Peter Gould and Mark Johnson talk with Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon about life after Breaking Bad, what's coming from Better Call Saul, and more.

The following is an interview with actress Susan Eisenberg (Justice League, Justice League Unlimited), who will soon be portraying Ms. Prince in the upcoming film The Chair. The creators behind the film recently launched a Kickstarter campaign for the film, with the hopes of bringing the graphic novel adaptation to the big screen. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Contributor Christina Brookman chats with Eisenberg about transitioning from voice-over work to live-action film, her time as the voice of Wonder Woman, and what she is working on next!

The following is an interview with actor Cas Anvar (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Halo 4, Assassin's Creed: Revelations) and producer E.J. de La Pena, who are currently working on the sci-fi online series Nobility.  A show made "by fans, for fans," Nobility is a sci-fi dramedy that features talented actors from TV and film's most well-known sci-fi franchises. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Anvar and de La Pena about the premise of the show, the amazing cast and crew involved in the production, their own geeky obsessions, and how you can learn more about Nobility!

This interview was conducted on June 23, 2014.

“You can’t do serious comic book films!”

“You cannot do dark superheroes!”

“No one’s ever made an old television series into a movie!”

Executive Producer Michael E. Uslan remembers well the indignant howls. During the 1980s, every studio executive in Hollywood slammed their doors in his face. They refused to hear his pitch for a comic book movie aimed at adults. None of them believed that a summer blockbuster could be based on a character that the editor of DC Comics at the time referred to as “dead as a dodo.”

That all changed on June 23, 1989.

The following is an interview with actor Bill Oberst Jr. (Criminal Minds, Legend of the Red Reaper), who will soon be portraying "The Warden" in the upcoming film The Chair. The creators behind the film recently launched a Kickstarter campaign for the film, with the hopes of bringing the graphic novel adaptation to the big screen. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Contributor Christina Brookman chats with Oberst about what initially intrigued him about the project, what makes a villain truly great, the challenges that he relishes when approaching a new character, and why readers should support the Kickstarter campaign for The Chair!

The following is an interview with actor and martial artist Jon Foo regarding his work in the upcoming short film, Duality. The short, written by Sarah Lynn Dawson and directed by Emad Asfoury, centers on a man traveling between different universes against his will. The project will receive its world premiere during a special screening event this month in Los Angeles.  In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Foo about what drew him to the film, the amazing cast and crew involved in the project, the process of approaching a role that requires heavy stunt choreography, and more!

This interview was conducted on June 18, 2014.

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