World of Webcomics is a series devoted to exploring the world of online comics and their target audiences, as well as their art styles, storylines, and the general enjoyment that they provide.
I grew up reading the newspaper comics—what was normally called the “Funnies” in a lot of papers—and it was clear that the comic strips depicted a particular style compared to comic books and webcomics. Kevin & Kell emulates that style well, making me feel as though I’m taking a trip back to my younger years, when the day-to-day strips always leave with a cliffhanger to bring the reader back to the page the next day. Kevin & Kell actually is distributed in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution as a newspaper strip, but continues to update online as well. The creator, Bill Holbrook, has at least two other daily comics that are done in the same fashion, and all three have been around in some form since the mid-1990s, so he’s had a lot of practice making it the way he wants it, the difference being that this comic was originally online only while his others were newspaper syndicated. So, if you’re looking for a comic to take you back to the days of the “Funnies,” then definitely look here. Kevin & Kell updates every day at kevinandkell.com.
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Bigfoot: Sword of the Earthman is a big, weird comic book that defies description. The basic plot is pretty straightforward. Bigfoot is a prisoner on Mars, and his buddy has a vague lead on a legendary gem. Bigfoot doesn’t speak and the buddy doesn’t stop speaking. Also, there are giant moth-vampires. And, a big flame that the moth-vampires are drawn to. So, yes, this is an odd comic book.
At the Paley Center premiere of Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2, the Fanboy Comics crew talks with writer Bob Goodman about the pressures of adapting Frank Miller's classic work, 'The Dark Knight Returns,' finding the balance between making it his own and remaining faithful, and the adjustments that he made to modify the story for film!
Shaloha, readers! Jason Enright, here! I recently caught up with comic creator/animator/man-of-many-talents Yehudi Mercado to discuss his new Archaia graphic novel, Pantalones, TX: Don’t Chicken Out. Here’s what he had to say about his hilarious, new book.
This interview was conducted on January 29, 2013.
Now, that’s more like it!
After coming out of the blocks like Usain Bolt for its first three episodes, last week’s Justified was uncharacteristically dull. It was easily the weakest episode since the first season. After roaring out of the gate with the mystery of Drew Thompson, last week’s outing literally offered nothing about the overreaching season arc.
Love is in the air at Fanboy Comics! In this magical month of romance and enchantment, the FBC Staff and Contributors decided to take a moment to stop and smell the roses. In the week leading up to Valentine's Day, a few members of the Fanboy Comics crew will be sharing their very personal "Love Letters" with our readers, addressed to the ones that they adore the most.
I fell in love with you the first time I saw you back in 1926, when you blew up several blocks of New York in an attempt to kill H.P. Lovecraft. (To be fair, the good writer wasn't quite himself that day.) You were young then and brash but also heroic, clever, and dangerous. From there I had to know more about this daring man with nerves, and armor plating, of steel, so I started to catch up on all of your adventures and published works. As I devoured each new tale, my affection for you grew only stronger as I found more and more qualities to love.
It’s a new month ,which means it’s time a for a new Previews magazine. Join me as I go through this month’s book and pick out the coolest, new comics and graphic novels that you should consider adding to your pull list. Just a reminder this month’s magazine features new books that will be released in April, and your local comic shop will need to know what you’d like to pre-order by February 18th, so that they can place their orders on time.
Buckle up, ladies and gentlemen; it’s time for The Previews Party!
At the Paley Center premiere of Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2, the Fanboy Comics crew talks with casting director Andrea Romano about why she chose Peter Weller for the role of Batman, how she finds her actors, and much, much more!
The following is an interview with Steve Gaynor, co-founder of The Fullbright Company, which is currently working on the game Gone Home. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Senior Contributor Ben Rhodes talks with Gaynor about the inspiration for Gone Home, what makes the first-person perspective game unique, and how you can learn more about the game, which is scheduled for release in mid-2013.
This interview was conducted on January 30, 2013.
I think that we can all agree that the single worst decision that a sentient being can make is to accompany the Doctor on a vacation. Things only get worse if the vacation is on a cruise ship in space.