The following is an interview with Mark Jeffrey, writer of the Young-Adult series Max Quick. He is also an internet entrepreneur who currently serves as the CEO of the ThisWeekIn network of podcast television shows. In the following interview, Jeffrey explains his motivation behind the Max Quick series, his desire to transition from novel to film, and the similarities and differences between being a writer and an internet entrepreneur.
This interview was conducted on Sunday, March 13, 2011.
The following is an interview with actor Kerem Bursin, who co-stars in the SyFy original film Sharktopus. Bursin shared his thoughts with Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon on his Sharktopus character, working with B-movie great Roger Corman, and the challenge of working with CG technology. Special thanks to Ellen Tremiti for her assistance in securing this interview!
This interview was conducted on Monday, April 4, 2011.
The following is an interview with actor Gino Pesi, who co-stars in the upcoming film, Battle: Los Angeles, with stars Aaron Eckhart, Michelle Rodriguez, and Bridget Moynahan. A few of Pesi’s recent credits include the films Takers and SWAT: Fire Fight, as well as TV appearances in NCIS, CSI: NY, Chuck, Cold Case, and What I like About You. Pesi shared his thoughts with Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon on his Battle: Los Angeles character, acting with CGI, and how Battle: Los Angeles’ aliens compare with other movie extraterrestrials.
This interview was conducted on Tuesday, February 22, 2011.
Over the past seven years, writer Robert Kirkman (Battle Pope, Invincible) has found quite a literary and theatrical phenomenon with his series, The Walking Dead. The story follows a band of unlikely heroes in their daily trials and tribulations, given their extraordinary circumstances in a world devastated by a zombie apocalypse. In 2010, AMC released The Walking Dead as a television series starring actors Jon Bernthal (Shane), Andrew Lincoln (Rick), and Sarah Wayne Callies (Lori), which garnered such a positive response that the network ordered an extended, 13-episode second season.
For fans of the original comic book, AMC’s show breathed new life into their beloved series and also offered the chance to invite new fans to the WD fold. The television show has launched the zombified story into cult status, helped by the AMC brand and its recent history of successful shows (Mad Men, Breaking Bad).
The following is an interview with actor Jon Bernthal, who shared his thoughts with Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon on the future of his character, his own zombie apocalypse contingency plan, and more about Season 2. (Special thanks to David Bliss for his assistance in securing this interview with Mr. Bernthal!)
This interview was conducted on Thursday, January 13, 2011.