The indie comics scene has become even more diverse in content and plot over the past few years. Much like the current state of television (which is being labeled a “Golden Age” by some), indie comics are attempting to reach a much wider audience these days, and the spoils of this trend come in the form of original, unexpected, and exciting comics like the newly released Dayglow, created by David Hahn and published by Publish Enemies.
The following is an interview with husband-and-wife team Kevin and Lori Bertazzon, who founded the production company Lovely Studios and, together, have co-produced, written, directed, and animated everything from film and comic books to animation. In this interview, the Bertazzons chat with Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon regarding their latest project, Tugger the Ship, how they approach their creative process, the comparisons of working as an independent creator versus collaborating with a larger studio, and where you can find more of their work.
The Fanboy Comics staff is very excited to be exhibiting at Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo again this year, along with a host of other talented independent creators! Taking place from October 31-November 2, 2014, at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Comikaze Expo is LA's largest pop culture convention.
Updated on October 27, 2014, at 12:15 p.m./PST:
Fanboy Comics' appearance on The Millers has been postponed to January 2015. More details regarding the air date and time to follow.
LOS ANGELES, CA – October 20, 2014 – As new and returning television shows premiere their new seasons this Fall, Fanboy Comics is excited to announce that it will make its first appearance on the small screen in CBS’ The Millers and Hawaii Five-O, along with fellow indie creators The Yuan Twins (Arrested Development, Declan and Chang: Sweet F.A.) and Jared Sams (Spaceman Dead)!
I don’t think there’s much that I could write about Stan Sakai’s masterwork series that hasn’t been said. The man is a legend who has won countless awards for his work, including ones for the educational content of this series.
Most comic fans are more than familiar with this long-eared Ronin, but before checking out this beautiful edition, though I had heard of the series, I had never sat down and gotten to know what this story truly was.
Comic book publisher Top Cow will soon be releasing the 4th issue of Wildfire, written by the incomparable Matt Hawkins and illustrated by Linda Sejic, and the publisher has been very generous to the Fanboy Comics staff. In light of the comic book's upcoming release on Wednesday, October 22nd, we are now able to share a preview of Issue #4!
When I was little, I was first introduced to Wonder Woman via the television series starring Lynda Carter. I was head-over-heels in love, a crush that holds strong to this day. While Wonder Woman clearly has appeal on her own, Carter is largely credited for immortalizing the live version of everyone's favorite Amazon Princess. Naturally, I was thrilled to learn DC Comics had announced the launch of another Digital First series with Wonder Woman as the star, the first being the well-received, non-continuity-based Sensation series. This time, DC has followed its successful Batman '66 formula based on the popular, campy television series from the '60s starring Adam West, with Wonder Woman '77 based on the campy television series from the '70s using the likeness of Lynda Carter.
For those of you who don’t know, Steampunk World is a multi-cultural Steampunk anthology funded through Kickstarter from Alliteration Ink. I was one of the backers which is how I received the book. It intrigued me, as most Steampunk is based in England, and I wanted to see how the rest of the world viewed this most peculiar and interesting genre of which I am a part. I’m glad I took the time to back this project.
Shiva and his tribe eagerly accept an invitation from the Suryavanshis (sun tribe) to migrate from rural Tibet to the fertile land of Meluha to leave behind the struggles of fighting other tribes for resources and simple survival in the harsh terrain; however, when the young man experiences a strange reaction to the Somras, a special life extending medicinal drink, his new country hails him as a predestined savior who will lead them to triumph over their enemies, the Chandravanshis (moon tribe). As he rapidly tries to absorb customs and rules of his new life Shiva also searches to resolve his feelings about his elevated role. Does he want to be held up as a symbol of hope for an entire people, and is he really capable of doing what the prophecies foretell anyway?
Echoes in an Empty Apartment is a dark story about unsavory people doing unsavory things. It’s got murder, sex, revenge, betrayal, and more, all with a gritty noir motif.