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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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Hello, listeners!

In the latest episode of The PREVIEWS Party Podcast, we discussed a new hardcover graphic novel from BOOM! Studios' Archaia imprint called Mouse Guard: Baldwin the Brave and Other Tales that collects previous Mouse Guard Free Comic Book Day stories and two completely new stories. We were so excited about this great, new introduction to Mouse Guard that we decided to go straight to the source to learn more. Listen as we discuss the the inspiration for these tales, the artistic process, and the importance of realism in a world of anthropomorphic mice with creator David Petersen.

When I was a kid, every Saturday morning, I would dump out the toy bin and pick out my favorite action figures. Gunslingers, samurai, gladiators, soldiers, and astronauts would all be teaming up to fight some great evil I dreamed up that morning, and the sounds of battle would fill my living room. This is my favorite part of George Perez’s new comic book, Sirens. It is a mash up of characters and genres in one epic tale. Perez uses time travel to weave together a story that involves a team of women from all throughout time and space, tackling a single threat. It is one of the coolest action/adventure books I’ve read in a long time. You should definitely pick up a copy at your local comic store this week.

Now, if my glowing review doesn’t convince you, then why don’t we let George Perez himself convince you. Yesterday, BOOM! Studios invited Fanboy Comics and 5 other news outlets to join in on a conference call with Mr. Perez. For an hour, we discussed Sirens and Perez’s inspirations to create the book. One thing became very clear: the comic book veteran is incredibly excited for this book. He was like a kid who just opened up a new toy on his birthday and wants to tell us all about it. So, please read on below for a transcript of the call with questions from all of the fellow journalists who joined on the call.  (Sirens is now available from BOOM! Studios.)

Hello, listeners!

In the latest episode of The PREVIEWS Party Podcast, we discussed a new series from BOOM! Studios called Capture Creatures that follows two teens who discover a curious, little creature and set off on an adventure to learn more about it and its kind. We were so excited about this new series that we decided to go straight to the source to learn more. Listen as we discuss the origins of this project, their favorite Capture Creatures, and the joy of forests with creators Frank Gibson and Becky Dreistadt.

The following is an interview with Jack Ward, co-host (with David Ault) of The Sonic Society, which is a weekly showcase of modern audio dramas.  The Sonic Society will be celebrating its tenth anniversary this month, and the staff of Fanboy Comics wanted to highlight the years of Ward's hard work and dedication to promoting the creative efforts of audio drama enthusiasts across the globe! In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Ward about what he feels is most appealing in the audio drama medium, his inspiration for creating The Sonic Society, his plans for celebrating 10 amazing years of the show, and what listeners can expect next from the organization!

The following is an interview with violinist/violist and composer Sarah Wallin Huff, who recently released her debut album, Soul of the Machine, and is currently collaborating on several other projects, including her debut novel, The Kesher Chronicles: Book One.  In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Huff regarding her pursuits in musical training, her creative process when composing, the various projects being released this year, and more!

Hello, listeners!

In the latest episode of The PREVIEWS Party Podcast, we discussed a new IDW series that will explore the world of Edward Scissorhands by Kate Leth and Drew Rausch. We were so excited about this new series that we decided to go straight to the source to learn more. Listen as we discuss the inspirations, characters, and incredible art with Kate and Drew.

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 photographer Allan Amato regarding his work on the art project turned documentary Temple of Art. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Amato about his inspiration for the project, the amazing star power behind the art project as well as the documentary, and why fans should support the project's currently running campaign on Kickstarter!

At San Diego Comic-Con 2014, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon sat down with the creative team of Pussycats, an upcoming comic book mini-series being published by E-Comix, for an exclusive and in-depth interview regarding the action/thriller.  Dillon chatted with writer Vince Brusio (E-Comix President, Autopsy: Feast for a Funeral), legendary adult film star Karen Summer, and internationally renowned cosplayer Tanya Tate to discuss the concept for the mini-series, how the creative team was formed, their excitement of launching the premiere ashcan at SDCC, and how readers can learn more information about Pussycats.

The following audio interview was conducted on Thursday, July 24th, 2014.

In an exclusive Fanboy Comics interview originally recorded for Slamdance 2014, brothers Nick and Joe Manganiello (True Blood) join Peter Baxter, President of Slamdance Film Festival, for an in depth Q&A about their documentary, La Bare.  In addition, you won't want to miss the signed La Bare movie poster giveaway that will only last until Monday, August 18th!

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