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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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the-panem-companionThe following is an interview with V. Arrow, author of The Panem Companion from Smart Pop Books.  In this interview, Fanboy Comics President (and Hunger Games superfan) Bryant Dillon chats with Arrow about the impetus of The Panem Companion, her interactions with The Hunger Games fan community, and why Katniss and Peeta may not be role models.

This interview was conducted on January 14, 2013.

 

The VisitAt Idyllwild CinemaFest 2013, Fanboy Comics President Bryant Dillon speaks with Fara Pasarell (director/writer/producer) and Alison Kathleen Kelly (producer), two of the creators behind The Visit, a film focusing on a daughter and her estranged mother attempting to bridge the gap that divides them.

This interview was conducted on January 13, 2013.

 

 

 

 

 

One WallAt Idyllwild CinemaFest 2013, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chatted with Joe Glickman and Anthony DeAngelo, the creators behind One Wall: Kings of Coney Island, a documentary depicting the long-held National One Wall Handball Championship in Coney Island, NY.  In this interview, Dillon talks with the indie filmmakers about their inspiration for the film, their love of handball, and their plans for the documentary in the film festival circuit.

This interview was conducted on January 12, 2013.


 

 

 

 

Slasher SquadThe following is an interview with Nathan Stone and Stuart Campbell, the creators/writers/directors of Slasher Squad, an 8-minute action-horror short film about a team of women who hunt slasher villains by using themselves as bait.  In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Stone and Campbell about the inspiration behind this genre-jumping film, their previous experience in filmmaking and VFX through their boutique animation and VFX studio (Double Barrel VFX in Perth, Australia), and their current crowdfunding campaign through Pozible to fund the production of the film.

This interview was conducted on January 6, 2013.


 

 

 

Dave PresslerThe creator of the popular Nickelodeon show Robot and Monster, Dave Pressler, talks with Fanboy Comics Creative Director Sam Rhodes about his recent Los Angeles art show, 100 Robots, the process of creating a CG animated show, and learning new skills as he creates his largest robot sculpture ever: Revengebot!!!


 

 

 

 

Human Comics 1The 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.

 

 

PAINo matter what kind of creator an aspiring artist wants to become, honing natural talent and creative skills is essential in order to find artistic maturity and success. Rules need to be learned, if only then to be broken. Confidence must be built. Experience must be earned. The list goes on.

Paul Kampf, an accomplished actor and acting trainer, formed the Performing Arts Institute (P.A.I.) in order to help aspiring thespians work on their craft. His approach is unique, as he and the institute place a lot of emphasis in hands-on learning, especially through a program called Film Lab.

I had the chance to interview Paul and learn more about his background as an actor, his perspective on acting, and his acclaimed acting programs through P.A.I.


This interview was conducted on December 13, 2012.

 

Mike Vasquez Adv WarsThe 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.

 

Skin Crawling ComicsThe 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.

 

AOS V1 coverThe 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.

 

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