At 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.
The 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.
The 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!!!
The 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.
No 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.
When Peter Jackson’s first Lord of the Rings film opened in December of 2001, I began a long tradition of associating Tolkien stories with the holiday season. I read all the books. My father re-read them. And, for a few years, seeing one of The Lord of the Rings films with my dad became an important Christmas ritual.
This holiday season, I was excited to renew that tradition by seeing the newest Tolkien film, The Hobbit. In preparation, I started reading the book, and I was pleased to discover that Mr. Bilbo Baggins is a foodie!
The 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.
The 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.
I recently sat down with awesome creator, avid indie supporter, and my friend Michael Avon Oeming before Turkey Day for my latest inspirational installment of Indie and the Geek.
The 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.