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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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LA Ink Stains

In the third part of this epic interview, artist/writer Jim Mahfood, aka Food One, talks with Fanboy Comics about Los Angeles Ink Stains published by Image Comics. Releasing June 20th, Ink Stains is the first printed edition collection of Jim Mahfood's autobiographical webcomic. The graphic memoir gives readers an insider's POV to the underground/lowbrow art scene unique to LA, and tells the story of one artistic hustler's rise to the middle. As emergent writer/performer Herbert Russell aptly states in the book's 6-page intro, "Ink Stains is bottomless baskets of adrenaline nachos shot through a peristaltic wave of hedonism, neurosis, and gonzo documentary."

 

 

 

 

 

EK Cosplay

A group of cosplayers who donated their time to the event talk to FBC Managing Editor Barbra Dillon about their costumes and why they decided to give back.


Emerald Knights Comics and Games in Burbank, CA, hosted a charity event called Hollywood & Heroes to raise money for Shriners Hospital for Children! It was a day of games, signings, photo opportunities, and a custom RPG by writer Keith Baker.

 

 

 

 

 

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Jason Enright, who manages Emerald Knights Comics and Games, talks to FBC Managing Editor Barbra Dillon about Hollywood & Heroes and why it's important.


Emerald Knights Comics and Games in Burbank, CA, hosted a charity event called Hollywood & Heroes to raise money for the Shriners Hospital for Children! It was a day of games, signings, photo opportunities, and a custom RPG by writer Keith Baker.

 

 

 

 

 

LA Ink StainsArtist/writer Jim Mahfood, aka Food One, talks with Fanboy Comics about Los Angeles Ink Stains published by Image Comics. Releasing June 20th, Ink Stains is the first printed edition collection of Jim Mahfood's autobiographical webcomic. The graphic memoir gives readers an insider's POV to the underground/lowbrow art scene unique to LA, and tells the story of one artistic hustler's rise to the middle. As emergent writer/performer Herbert Russell aptly states in the book's 6-page intro, "Ink Stains is bottomless baskets of adrenaline nachos shot through a peristaltic wave of hedonism, neurosis, and gonzo documentary."

 

 

 

 

 

Exist TraceI CON't believe it! It's another CON interview by our intrepid Fanboy Comics reporter, J.C. Ciesielski!


This time it's with the lovely ladies of Exist+Trace, a Japanese Visual Kei band that will rock out not just your ears, but your eyes, as well. Be sure to check out their website at www.exist-trace.com. This interview took place at the 2012 Tekkoshocon Japanese Music and Anime convention in Pittsburgh, PA, land of bridges and pierogies. And now, on with the show! Domo!


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jim Mahfood vs. Fanboy Comics

 

LA Ink StainsArtist/writer Jim Mahfood, aka Food One, talks with Fanboy Comics about Los Angeles Ink Stains published by Image Comics. Releasing June 20th, Ink Stains is the first printed edition collection of Jim Mahfood's autobiographical webcomic. The graphic memoir gives readers an insider's POV to the underground/lowbrow art scene unique to LA, and tells the story of one artistic hustler's rise to the middle. As emergent writer/performer Herbert Russell aptly states in the book's 6-page intro, "Ink Stains is bottomless baskets of adrenaline nachos shot through a peristaltic wave of hedonism, neurosis, and gonzo documentary."

 

 

 

 

 

Gam3rCon Logo SlideThe following is an interview with Brian Bielawski, co-founder of Gam3rCon, a week-long convention of gaming and gaming-related entertainment in downtown San Diego that runs concurrently with Comic-Con.  In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Bielawski about what gamers can expect from the third year of the convention, how fans can get involved with the geek art show, and why Saint's Row brought inspiration for Gam3rCon.

This interview was conducted on May 31, 2012.

 

 

Joshua BittonActor Joshua Bitton (The Pacific) discusses his underground hip-hop background, his time hanging with Eminem, his boot camp experience for The Pacific, and more with Fanboy Comics' Bryant Dillon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The God Particle ComplexThe following is an interview with creator/writer Josh Zeller, whose one-act play, The God Particle Complex, will be premiering at the Hollywood Fringe Festival this month.  In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Zeller about the science behind the play, his geek love for Star Trek: The Next Generation and Carl Sagan, and how you can learn more about The God Particle Complex, playing June 8-18.

This interview was conducted on May 29, 2012.

 

 

Real Life Greg DeanRecently, I sent an email to Greg Dean, creator of one of my favorite webcomics, Real Life, telling him how much I enjoyed his work over the years.  Not only did Greg respond to me, but he responded quickly and was very friendly.  In fact, he agreed to have a one-on-one interview/conversation with me about Real Life and his actual life.  So, with his permission, I have shared our conversation here for your reading pleasure.

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